The Queen's Sisters: The Lives of the Sisters of Elizabeth Woodville

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Whether Queen or commoner, the lives of women throughout history is a fascinating study. Elizabeth Woodville, 'The White Queen', managed to make the transition from commoner to Queen and became the epitome of medieval heroines - the commoner who married a King. When she became the wife of Edward IV her actions changed the life of her entire family. Vilified both by their contemporaries and by many historians since, the Woodville family were centre stage during the reigns of Edward IV and Richard III. Elizabeth Woodville became the ancestress of future Kings and Queens. This book takes a fresh look at the lives of Elizabeth's sisters. Although information on them is scarce, by looking at the men they married, their families, the places they lived and the events that they lived through we can catch a glimpse of their lives. Each sister has their own story to tell and they may not have achieved the dizzying heights that their sister did, but they are all fascinating women.

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  • Adrienne Dillard

    A thoroughly engaging read. Hodder places the Woodville sisters in the context of their times, giving us a deeper look into the lives of the women at the heart of the conflict known as the Wars of the...

  • Alyson Stone

    Book: The Queen’s SistersAuthor: Sarah J Holder Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars I would like to thank the publisher, Chronos Books, for sending me an ARC. So, I am just going to start by putting this one o...

  • Heidi Malagisi

    The story of the Woodville family has fascinated those who study the Wars of the Roses for centuries. Their mother Jacquetta of Luxembourg married Richard Woodville because she loved him, even though ...

  • Susan

    When Elizabeth Woodville married King Edward IV in secret in 1464, the fortunes of her family changed. The Queen's Sisters looks at the less documented lives of Elizabeth's sisters, with each chapter ...

  • Stephanie

    “Might have.” “Could have.” “Possibly.” “Maybe.” Now you can skip reading the book. I’ve summarized what I knew before and after reading this book. I don’t write many reviews. But ...

  • owyn

    Yes, the major problem with writing about medieval women is the lack of source material. It was always going to be a bit of a task therefore to write a book about the sisters of Elizabeth Widville (wh...

  • Amy  McElroy

    This is a fantastic debut! Beautifully written and referenced throughout. The book dedicates a chapter to each of the Woodville daughters and I really liked the citation used at the beginning of each ...

  • Kate

    The women during the Wars of the Roses hold as much fascination with the modern day reader as their male counterparts.In this, her first book, Sarah takes us on a journey to find out who were the sist...

  • Lauren

    This had the makings of a great book. Well referenced, beautifully written. Just a shame the editing allowed so many misprints in relation to dates. For those who are just starting their journey with ...