Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses Audiobook, by Sarah Gristwood Play Audiobook Sample

Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses Audiobook

Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses Audiobook, by Sarah Gristwood Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Corrie James Publisher: Tantor Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: August 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781705250747

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

27

Longest Chapter Length:

45:20 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

11:41 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

28:22 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

Publisher Description

To contemporaries, the Wars of the Roses were known collectively as a "cousins' war." The series of dynastic conflicts that tore apart the ruling Plantagenet family in fifteenth-century England was truly a domestic drama, as fraught and intimate as any family feud before or since.

As acclaimed historian Sarah Gristwood reveals in Blood Sisters, while the events of this turbulent time are usually described in terms of the male leads who fought and died seeking the throne, a handful of powerful women would prove just as decisive as their kinfolks' clashing armies. These mothers, wives, and daughters were locked in a web of loyalty and betrayal that would ultimately change the course of English history. In a captivating, multigenerational narrative, Gristwood traces the rise and rule of the seven most critical women in the wars: from Marguerite of Anjou, wife of the Lancastrian Henry VI, who steered the kingdom in her insane husband's stead; to Cecily Neville, matriarch of the rival Yorkist clan, whose son Edward IV murdered his own brother to maintain power; to Margaret Beaufort, who gave up her own claim to the throne in favor of her son, a man who would become the first of a new line of Tudor kings.

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About Corrie James

Corrie James has worked on both sides of the Atlantic in theater, radio, and audiobooks. She credits growing up listening to the BBC for her love of the spoken word. Her audiobooks include The Companion of Lady Holmeshire by Debra Brown and Remember Me by Trezza Azzopardi.