‘The Queen’s Sisters’ is a strong debut by Sarah J Hodder. Her passion for the subject of the Woodville sisters is clear to behold, as she rescues them from the shadow of their sister, the Queen consort of Edward IV.
The marriage of Elizabeth to King Edward changed the lives of all her sisters, especially those whose marriages were arranged to forge alliances with the nobility. Some of their descendants were involved in key events at the end of the York dynasty and throughout the reign of the Tudors.
Although the sources relating to these women are scarce, Hodder has used them successfully and has managed to piece together events in each of the women’s lives. This concise, well written account is a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about these women.
Thank you to Chronos Books for my review copy.