Lisa Hilton [4 years ago]
Download or Read Online Queens Consort - Lisa Hilton free eBooks (PDF, ePub, Mobi), “A compelling trek through English history in the company of some remarkable women.” —Kirkus Reviews
Though their royal husbands occupy the lion’s share of history books, the queens of early England are fascinating subjects in their own right. Lisa Hilton’s Queens Consort vividly evokes the lives and times of England’s first queens, from Matilda of Flanders and the Norman conquest of England to Elizabeth of York and the beginning of the Tudor dynasty. By profiling twenty different queens, Hilton provides an intricate and dramatic composite of the English monarch: from the ruthless Isabella of France, who violently gained control of England by dispatching Edward II, to the beloved Matilda of Scotland, known for her intelligence and devotion despite her philandering husband, Henry I; and from a girl who was crowned at the age of nine to a commoner who climbed the social ladder at the most opportune moment. Queens Consort dispels many of the myths that have surrounded these women for centuries, while simultaneously illuminating lesser-known facts about their lives.
“A fascinating study.” —The Independent on Sunday
“A compelling trek through English history in the company of some remarkable women.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Women’s history is often not straightforward, and it is evident that Hilton has done a great deal of digging to unearth and illuminate the valuable contributions of this unique assemblage.” —Booklist
Lisa Hilton is the critically acclaimed author of Wolves in Winter, Athénaïs: The Life of Louis XIV’s Mistress, the Real Queen of France, and The Horror of Love: Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski in Paris and London. Hilton grew up in Northern England and studied English at Oxford before studying art in Milan and Paris. Hilton has written for GQ, Elle, the New Yorker, and the Spectator. She lives in London with her daughter, Octavia, and works as a broadcaster, journalist, and lecturer.
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