Daughters of Chivalry


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Pegasus Books
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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.6 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

Kelcey Wilson-Lee is a historian of Britain, its art, and its architecture. She writes for English Heritage and Country Life magazine. Kelcey manages the Regional Philanthropy program at the University of Cambridge, where she lives. Daughters of Chivalry is her first book.


"An appealing debut. Wilson-Lee's in-depth narrative on these overlooked women, perfect for Anglophiles, adds new context to the much-studied courts of Edwards I and II."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"Like the women she describes, Wilson-Lee never loses sight of the fact that what power these women enjoyed was derived from their relationship to the king, but she fully explores the nature of that power and how they used it. A lively account of how luxury, power, and politics shaped the lives of five princesses in 13th-century England."-- "Shelf Awareness"
"Daughters of Chivalry is a kind of case study in medieval statecraft and family relations and, along the way, a portrait of life at court. It traces the fate of the five daughters of Edward I, one of the greatest of England's medieval kings--know as "Longshanks" for his height. We can probably take it as given that whatever there is to be known about Edward's daughters--"the forgotten princesses of King Edward Longshanks," as the subtitle has it--is to be found here. The book will also serve as a rich quarry for romantic novelists. An engaging and enjoyable book."-- "The Wall Street Journal"
"Using a vast number of resources, the author draws back the stereotypes to highlight the daughters as individuals. While putting a spotlight on an underrepresented era of medieval history, this book seeks to appeal to all kinds of readers with its easy narrative style, in-depth research, and engrossing details."-- "Library Journal (starred)"