giveaway: The Women of the Cousins’ War

thewomenofthecousinswarThe Women of the Cousins’ War: The Duchess, the Queen, and the King’s Mother

by Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin, and Michael Jones

Book Description:

“In this groundbreaking work, Philippa Gregory and her fellow historians describe the real lives of the heroines of her Cousins’ War novels: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, queen of England; and Margaret Beaufort, the founder of the Tudor dynasty.

In her essay on Jacquetta, Philippa Gregory uses original documents, archaeology, and histories of myth and witchcraft to create the first-ever biography of the young duchess who survived two reigns and two wars to become the first lady at two rival courts. David Baldwin, established authority on the Wars of the Roses, tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the first commoner to marry a king of England for love; and Michael Jones, fellow of the Royal Historical Society, writes of Margaret Beaufort, the almost-unknown matriarch of the House of Tudor.

Beautifully illustrated throughout with rare portraits and source materials, The Women of the Cousins’ War offers fascinating insights into the inspirations behind Philippa Gregory’s fiction and will appeal to all with an interest in this period.”

Giveaway: one new paperback copy – open to everyone (Worldwide) – ends January 20, 2013 – leave a comment here to enter


  1. Bridgett T

    Looks like a good book.

  2. Susan Abernethy

    Have had this book on my wish list for a long time. Have recently started a crash course on the Wars of the Roses. This would be a great book to read from the women’s point of view.

  3. Heather

    I would love to win this book!! Sounds awesome.

  4. Doreen

    Sounds amazing! Count me in.

  5. Samantha

    This will be a great companion for her historical fiction on the topic.

  6. Sandi R

    Crossing everything I have and sending up prayers!

  7. Christine Marshall

    Looking forward to this one!!

  8. librarypat

    I will have to read this book. The quality of her fiction is wonderful. It is as historically accurate as she can make it. It will be nice to see what all the facts are behind the fiction.

  9. Shauna Roberts

    This sounds like a great book, and I would love to win it. Thanks for the give-away.

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