Cecily, Duchess of York by J.L. Laynesmith Book Review

November 19, 2017 Moniek 0

This is the first scholarly biography of Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, the mother of Edward IV and Richard III. She was said to have ruled Edward IV ‘as she pleased’ and Richard III made his bid for the throne from her home. Yet Cecily has been a shadowy figure in modern histories, noted primarily [read more]

Safiye Sultan: Golden Queen of the Ottoman Empire 

November 18, 2017 Ezgi Özcan 0

Safiye Sultan was the chief consort of Murad III and queen mother of Mehmed III. She was one of the most powerful chief consorts and queen mothers in Ottoman history. Contrary to the previous chief consorts or queen mothers, Safiye Sultan didn’t need a great love story, and she never hesitated to show her intelligence [read more]

Book News December 2017

November 18, 2017 Moniek 0

Four Queens and a Countess: Elizabeth I, Mary Tudor, Lady Jane Grey, Mary Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick: The Struggle for the Crown Hardcover – 1 May 2018 (US) & 15 December 2017 (UK) When Mary Stuart was forced off the Scottish throne she fled to England, a move that made her cousin Queen [read more]

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