She Wolves: England's Early Queens

February 2016
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S1 Ep1 - Matilda And Eleanor

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Matilda and Eleanor - In the medieval and Tudor world there was no question in peoples' minds about the order of God's creation - men ruled and women didn't. In this three-part series, historian Helen Castor explores seven queens who challenged male power, the fierce reactions they provoked, and whether the term 'she wolves' was deserved. In the first episode, Castor goes back 800 years and looks at the lives of Matilda and her equally formidable daughter-in-law, Eleanor of Aquitaine. (From the...
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S1 Ep2 - Isabella And Margaret

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Isabella and Margaret - In the medieval and Tudor world there was no question in peoples' minds about the order of God's creation - men ruled and women didn't. In this series, historian Helen Castor explores seven queens who challenged male power, the fierce reactions they provoked, and whether the term 'she wolves' was deserved. In this episode, Castor looks at the lives of Isabella of France and Margaret of Anjou and how both women were thrust into a violent and dysfunctional England. (From t...
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S1 Ep3 - Jane, Mary And Elizabeth

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Jane, Mary and Elizabeth - In the medieval and Tudor world there was no question in peoples' minds about the order of God's creation - men ruled and women didn't. In this series, historian Helen Castor explores seven queens who challenged male power, the fierce reactions they provoked, and whether the term 'she wolves' was deserved. In the final episode, Castor looks at how the Tudor queens Jane, Mary and Elizabeth struggled with a crown made for a male head. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) ...
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