Sovereign Ladies by Maureen Waller
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Sovereign Ladies
By Maureen Waller

Sovereign Ladies

Sex, Sacrifice, and Power---The Six Reigning Queens of England

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Sovereign Ladies by Maureen Waller

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"In the bestselling tradition of authors Antonia Fraser and David Starkey, Maureen Waller has written a fascinating narrative history---a brilliant combination of drama and biographical insight---of the six women who have ruled England in their own names. "In the last millennium there have been only six English female sovereigns: Mary I and Elizabeth I, Mary II and Anne, Victoria and Elizabeth II, who celebrated her eightieth birthday in 2006. With the exception of Mary I, they are among England's most successful monarchs. Without Mary II and Anne, the Glorious Revolution of 1688 might not have taken place. Elizabeth I and Victoria each gave their name to an age, presiding over long periods when the country made significant progress in the growth of empire, prestige, and power. All of them have far-reaching legacies. Each faced personal sacrifices and emotional dilemmas in her pursuit of political power. How to overcome the problem of being a female ruler when the sex was considered inferior? Does a queen take a husband and, if so, how does she reconcile the reversal of the natural order, according to which the man should be the master? A queen's first duty is to provide an heir to the throne, but at what cost? In this richly compelling narrative, Maureen Waller delves into the intimate lives of England's queens regnant in delicious detail, assessing their achievements from a female perspective.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312386085
ISBN-10: 0312386087
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 137mm x 41mm)
Pages: 554
Imprint: Griffin
Publisher: Griffin
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Maureen Waller

Maureen Waller was educated at University College London, where she read medieval and modern history. She took a master's degree at Queen Mary College, London, in British and European history 1660 1714. After a brief spell at the National Portrait Gallery, she went into publishing. She has worked at many prestigious publishing houses."

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