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She-wolves : England's early queens. Season 1.

Castor, Helen. (Added Author). Presented by Helen Castor. (Cast).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (3 video files (approximately 183 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Acorn, 2012.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 1 Matilda and Eleanor Episode 2 Isabella and Margaret Episode 3 Jane, Mary and Elizabeth.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Lucy Swingler.
Participant or Performer Note:
Presented by Helen Castor.
Summary, etc.:
The medieval and Tudor world was built for and ruled by men. Kings were warriors who earned power through blood spilled on the battlefield. Women who sought to rule in their own right were viewed with horror and vilified as "she-wolves." Yet beginning 800 years ago with Matilda-daughter of Henry I, granddaughter of William the Conqueror-a handful of extraordinary women decided they would wear England's crown. They were thwarted, betrayed, imprisoned, and condemned until the day came when England had no choice but to name a female monarch. Hosted and based on the book by Dr. Helen Castor, "an accomplished and elegant historian" (The New York Times), and filmed on location in England and France, this captivating BBC series explores the lives of seven English queens who challenged male power, the fierce and fiery reactions they provoked, and whether, in fact, much has changed. Cambridge professor Dr. Helen Castor is a historian of medieval England, presenter of BBC Radio 4's Making History, and author of the award-winning book Blood & Roses.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Queens.
Kings and rulers.
Monarchy > Great Britain > History.

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