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Red Roses: Blanche of Gaunt to Margaret Beaufort

Red Roses: Blanche of Gaunt to Margaret Beaufort (Paperback)

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The Wars of the Roses were not just fought by men on the battlefield. Behind the scenes, there were daughters, wives, mistresses, mothers and queens whose lives and influences helped shape the most dramatic of English conflicts.



This book traces the story of women on the Lancastrian side, from the children borne by Blanche, wife of John of Gaunt, through the turbulent fifteenth century to the advent of Margaret Beaufort's son in 1485 and the establishment of the Tudor dynasty. From the secret liaisons of Katherine Swynford and Catherine of Valois to the love lives of Mary de Bohun and Jacquetta of Luxembourg, to the queenship of Joan of Navarre and Margaret of Anjou, this book explores their experiences as women. What bound them to their cause? What real influence did they wield?



Faced with the dangers of treason and capture, defamation and childbirth, read how these extraordinary women survived in extraordinary times.

Amy Licence is a historian and an award-winning author of seven books. She has written for the Guardian, TLS, Huffington Post, and BBC History. She also appeared in Philippa Gregory's BBC2 documentary, The Real Women of the Wars of the Roses, in 2013.

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