With the death of Edward VI in 1553, England, for the first time, would have a reigning queen. The question was: Who?
Four women stood upon the crest of history: Katherine of Aragon's daughter, Mary; Anne Boleyn's daughter, Elizabeth; Mary, Queen of Scots; and Lady Jane Grey. But over the centuries, other exceptional women had struggled to push the boundaries of their authority and influence--and been vilified as "she-wolves" for their ambitions. Revealed in vivid detail, the stories of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, Margaret of Anjou, and the Empress Matilda expose the paradox that England's next female leaders would confront as the Tudor throne lay before them--man ruled woman, but these women sought to rule a nation.
Автор: Castor Helen Название: Joan of Arc ISBN: 0571284620 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571284627 Издательство: Faber Цена: 1848 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Castor Harriet Название: Alice`s Adventures in Wonderland ISBN: 1783121580 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781783121588 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1792 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Young Alice dozes on a warm afternoon on the riverbank only to see a white rabbit with a pocket watch rushing down a rabbit hole. Alice follows and enters the magical world of Wonderland.
Автор: Castor Harriet Название: Pirouette: Ballet Stories ISBN: 0753416301 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780753416303 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 678 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This carefully chosen selection of 15 stories covers all aspects of a ballet dancer's life - from the trauma of audition and the agonies of training and rehearsals
to the glory of live performance - against a backdrop of friendship, rivalry, disappointment and success. There are contributions from famous ballerinas as well as from popular authors.
This wide-ranging collection will appeal to all ballet and dance fans.The stories included are: "Samantha and Lizinka" by Susan Clement Farrar; "Rehearsal Revenge" by Jahnna
Malcolm; "Pulling Up the Old Socks" by Lynn Seymour; "Lucy Jane and the Russian Ballet" by Susan Hampshire; "Ugly Feet Are Beautiful" by James David Landis;
"Summer Camp" by Cynthia Voigt; "The Greatest" by Michelle Magorian; "Wartime Ballet" by Margot Fonteyn; "The Swan Mother" by Jean Richardson; "A Proper Little Nooryeff" by
Jean Ure; "And Olly Did Too" by Jamila Gavin; "Grace" by Harriet Castor; "The Trouble with Salvatore" by Rumer Godden; "Maybe Next Year" by Amy Hest; and, "Pauline Learns a
Lesson" by Noel Streatfeild.
Автор: Castor Helen Название: She-wolves ISBN: 0571237061 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571237067 Издательство: Faber Рейтинг: Цена: 923 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: When Edward VI - Henry VIII`s longed-for son - died in 1553, extraordinarily, there was no one left to claim the title King of England. For the first time, all the contenders for the crown were female. In 1553, England was about to experience the `monstrous regiment` - the unnatural rule - of a woman. But female rule in England also had a past.
Автор: Castor Helen Название: Blood & Roses ISBN: 0571216714 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571216710 Издательство: Faber Рейтинг: Цена: 1200 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Wars of the Roses turned England upside down. Between 1455 and 1485, four kings, including Richard III, lost their thrones, more than forty noblemen lost their lives on the battlefield, and thousands of the men who followed them met violent deaths. This title tells how a family survived one of the tempestuous periods in English History.
Автор: Castor, Helen Название: Blood and Roses ISBN: 0007162227 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007162222 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 1179 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A vivid, intimate account of a family’s struggle to thrive in one of the most turbulent periods in English history--based on the oldest great collection of private correspondence in the English language.
Автор: Castor Helen Название: Joan of Arc: A History ISBN: 0062384406 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062384409 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 1330 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
From the author of the acclaimed She-Wolves, the complex, surprising, and engaging story of one of the most remarkable women of the medieval world--as never told before.
Helen Castor tells afresh the gripping story of the peasant girl from Domremy who hears voices from God, leads the French army to victory, is burned at the stake for heresy, and eventually becomes a saint. But unlike the traditional narrative, a story already shaped by the knowledge of what Joan would become and told in hindsight, Castor's Joan of Arc: A History takes us back to fifteenth century France and tells the story forwards. Instead of an icon, she gives us a living, breathing woman confronting the challenges of faith and doubt, a roaring girl who, in fighting the English, was also taking sides in a bloody civil war. We meet this extraordinary girl amid the tumultuous events of her extraordinary world where no one--not Joan herself, nor the people around her--princes, bishops, soldiers, or peasants--knew what would happen next.
Adding complexity, depth, and fresh insight into Joan's life, and placing her actions in the context of the larger political and religious conflicts of fifteenth century France, Joan of Arc: A History is history at its finest and a surprising new portrait of this remarkable woman.
Joan of Arc: A History features an 8-page color insert.
--Daily Mail (London), Book of the Week
Автор: Castor Helen Название: Joan of Arc ISBN: 0571284639 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571284634 Издательство: Faber Рейтинг: Цена: 1200 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The story of one of the most remarkable women of the medieval world, as you have never read it beforeA French peasant girl who heard voices from God, Joan convinced the royal court of her divine calling and became a teenage warrior, leading an army to victory against the English.
Автор: Castor, Helen Название: Elizabeth I (Penguin Monarchs) ISBN: 0141980885 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141980881 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1103 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Helen Castor shows how England's iconic queen was shaped by profound and enduring insecurity--an insecurity which was both a matter of practical political reality and personal psychology. From her precarious upbringing at the whim of a brutal, capricious father and her perilous accession after his death, to the religious division that marred her state and the failure to marry that threatened her line, Elizabeth lived under constant threat. But, facing down her enemies with a compellingly inscrutable public persona, the last and greatest of the Tudor monarchs would become a timeless, fearless queen.
Автор: Castor Harriet Название: VIII ISBN: 1848775008 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781848775008 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 836 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: The untold tale of Henry VII of how a young warrior turned into a cruel unstable tyrant. Destined for greatness...tormented by demons.
Автор: Harriet Castor Название: Henry VIII ISBN: 1408113236 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408113233 Издательство: A & C Black Рейтинг: Цена: 685 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Henry VIII was flamboyant, courageous and headstrong. His life spans a fascinating, important period in history, in which he plays a crucial part. This biography of Henry VIII looks further than the facts that everyone knows - what was Henry like as a boy? How did he become the man that he was?
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