Blood Sisters – Reviews

UK Reviews for ‘Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses’ by Sarah Gristwood have started appearing.

Blood Sisters – a review by Mary Hoffman
at The History Girls – 1st October 2012

Games of the thrones by Dan Jones

‘…Most of the leading players in the Wars of the Roses have traditionally been thought to be the men. Historian Sarah Gristwood, author of Elizabeth & Leicester, and Arbella: England’s Lost Queen, stands this on its head. She examines seven women, whose lives were bound together across the best part of a century, and tries to see the wars from their points of view.

…Gristwood successfully evokes the lives of all these women, and in doing so brings a new and welcome perspective on the Wars of the Roses. She succeeds in her stated aim of understanding “their daily reality: to see what these women saw and heard, read, smelt, even tasted.”

The Culture (Sunday Times), 30th September 2012, p 47

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