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Game of queens : the women who made sixteenth-century Europe

Author: Sarah Gristwood
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2017. ©2016
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Sixteenth-century Europe saw an explosion of female rule. From Isabella of Castile and her granddaughter Mary Tudor, to Catherine de Medici, Anne Boleyn, and Elizabeth Tudor, women wielded enormous power over their territories for more than a hundred years. In the sixteenth century, as in our own, the phenomenon of the powerful woman offered challenges and opportunities. Opportunities, as when in 1529 Margaret of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Gristwood
ISBN: 9781541697225 1541697227
OCLC Number: 1018487744
Description: xxxi, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1474-1513 --
1514-1521 --
1522-1536 --
1537-1553 --
1553-1560 --
1560-1572 --
1572 on --
Postscript. Part I: 1474-1513. 1. Entrance: The Netherlands, 1513 --
2. 'Lessons for My Daughter': Spain and France, 1474-1483 --
3. Youthful Experience: The Netherlands and France, 1483-1493 --
4. 'Fate Is Very Cruel to Women': Spain, Savoy, and France, 1493-1505 --
5. Princess Brides: England and Scotland, 1501-1505 --
6. Repositioning: The Netherlands, Spain, England, and Scotland, 1505-1512 --
7. 'False Imputations': France and the Netherlands, 1513 --
8. Flodden: Scotland and England, 1513 --
Part II: 1514-1521. 9. Wheel of Fortune: France and the Netherlands, 1514-1515 --
10. 'A Splendid New Year's Gift': France, 1514-1515 --
11. 'One of the Lowest-Brought Ladies': Scotland and England, 1515-1517 --
12. 'Inestimable and Praiseworthy Services': The Netherlands and France, 1516-1519 --
13. The Field of Cloth of Gold: Calais, 1520 --
14. Repercussions: The Netherlands and France, 1520-1521 --
Part III: 1522-1536. 15. 'Wild for to Hold': England and Scotland, 1522-1524 --
16. Pavia: Italy, France, the Netherlands, and Spain, 1525 --
17. 'A True, Loyal Mistress and Friend': England, 1525-1527 --
18. New Pieces on the Board: Scotland, the Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, and France, 1526-1528 --
19. 'Ladies Might Well Come Forward': The Netherlands and England, January-June 1529 --
20. The Ladies' Peace: Cambrai and England, July-December 1529 --
21. Exits and Entrances: The Netherlands, France, and Italy, 1530-1531 --
22. 'Thus It Will Be': England, 1530-1531 --
23. 'A Native-Born Frenchwoman': England, 1532-1535 --
24. 'Inclined Towards the Gospel': France and the Netherlands, 1533-1536 --
25. 'To Doubt the End': England, 1536 --
Part IV: 1537-1553. 26. Daughters in Jeopardy: England and Scotland, 1537-1543 --
27. Pawns and Princesses: The Netherlands and France, 1537-1543 --
28. New Winds: England and France, 1544-1547 --
29. Accommodations: France, 1548-1550 --
30. 'Device for the Succession': England, 1547-1553 --
Part V: 1553-1560. 31. 'Herculean Daring': England, 1553-1554 --
32. 'Not One Year of Rest': Scotland and the Netherlands, 1554-1558 --
33. Sisters and Rivals: England, 1555-1558 --
34. 'If God Is with Us': France, 1558-1560 --
35. 'Maidenly Estate': England, 1558-1560 --
36. Trouble in Scotland: Scotland, 1558-1560 --
Part VI: 1560-1572. 37. 'Rancour and Division': France, 1560-1561 --
38. 'Two Queens in One Isle': Scotland and England, 1561-1565 --
39. Challenge and Conciliation: France, 1562-1565 --
40. 'Majesty and Love Do Not Sit Well Together': Scotland, 1565-1567 --
41. 'Daughter of Debate': The Netherlands, France, and England, 1566-1571 --
42. The Massacre of Saint Bartholomew's Day: France, 1572-1574 --
Part VII: 1572 On. 43. Turning Points: England and France, 1572-1587 --
44. Prise: Fotheringhay, 1587.
Other Titles: Women who made sixteenth-century Europe
Responsibility: Sarah Gristwood.

Abstract:

Sixteenth-century Europe saw an explosion of female rule. From Isabella of Castile and her granddaughter Mary Tudor, to Catherine de Medici, Anne Boleyn, and Elizabeth Tudor, women wielded enormous power over their territories for more than a hundred years. In the sixteenth century, as in our own, the phenomenon of the powerful woman offered challenges and opportunities. Opportunities, as when in 1529 Margaret of Austria and Louise of Savoy negotiated the "Ladies' peace" of Cambrai. Challenges, as when both Mary Queen of Scots and her kinswoman Elizabeth I came close to being destroyed by sexual scandal. A fascinating group biography of some of the most beloved (and reviled) queens in history, Game of Queens tells the story of the powerful women who drove European history.
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