My review of ‘Tudor Feminists 10 Renaissance Women Ahead of their Time’ by Rebecca Wilson

(c) Pen and Sword History

‘Tudor Feminists’ looks at the lives of 10 women ranging from royalty (Queens and a potential heir to the throne) to landowners to a pirate. What these women have in common is that each in their own way can be seen to have fought against the restrictions placed on them by society.

By focussing on how they did this, the author presents a different perspective on the familiar lives of Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. I found it particularly interesting to learn more about Margaret Pole, Amelia Lanier and Grainne O’Malley and am always glad to see Arbella Stuart included.

If you want a brief but fascinating introduction to these women, then this is an excellent place to start.

Thank you to Net Galley and Pen and Sword for my review copy

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