“Helen Castor has a thrilling narrative present. . . . Readers will love this e book, discovering it completely soaking up and lucrative.” —Hilary Mantel, Booker Prize-profitable creator of Wolf Hall 

In the custom of Antonia Fraser, David Starkey, and Alison Weir, prize-profitable historian Helen Castor can provide a compelling, eye-establishing exam of ladies and gear in England, witnessed in the course of the lives of six ladies who exercised energy towards all odds—and person who by no means were given the risk. Exploring the narratives of the Empress Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, Margaret of Anjou, and different “she-wolves,” in addition to that of the 9 Days’ Queen, Girl Jane Gray, Castor invokes a magisterial dialogue of ways a lot—and the way little—has modified in the course of the centuries.