Queens Consort: England's Medieval Queens (Paperback)

England's Medieval Queens

By Lisa Hilton

Pegasus Books, 9781605981055, 482pp.

Publication Date: August 3, 2010



Lisa Hilton's illuminating new book explores the lives of the twenty women who were crowned queen between 1066 and 1503. War, adultery, witchcraft, child abuse, murder--and occasionally even love--formed English queenship, but so too did patronage, learning, and fashion. Lovers of history will enjoy a dramatic narrative that presents an exceptional group of women whose personal ambitions, triumphs, and failures helped to give birth to the modern state.