Women of the Wars of the Roses: Jacquetta Woodville, Margaret of Anjou & Cecily Neville (Paperback)
Jacquetta Woodville, Margaret of Anjou and Cecily Neville are among the best-known female figures during the Wars of the Roses, a dynastic conflict that raged in England from 1455 to 1485. Jacquetta was the mother of Edward IV's much-hated commoner queen, Elizabeth Woodville, and she is most prominent in this triple biography. Jacquetta's story is inevitably linked to the lives of two other women: Margaret of Anjou, Henry VI's queen, and Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, mother of Edward IV and Richard III.
Set against the rich background of fifteenth-century court life are the interwoven stories of these three women whose relationships were tested by the changing loyalties of their husbands, sons and daughters.