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Revealing the truth behind the life of a royal princess in medieval England the colorful story of the five remarkable daughters of King Edward IVirginal chaste humble patiently waiting for rescue by brave knights and handsome princes this idealizedand largely mythicalnotion of the medieval noblewoman still lingers Yet the reality was very different as Kelcey Wilson Lee shows in this vibrant account of the five daughters of Edward I often k This biography of the daughters of Edward I of England he was born in 1239 succeeded in 1272 died in 1307 is a standout It is very rare to find a biography of historically distant subjects like Edward's daughters which is both accessible by people totally unfamiliar with the period and also full of information which may have escaped the knowledgeable The book has no literary pretensions it's written in a very workmanlike style occasionally to a fault; it's crystal clear The narrative voice has the unusual uality of being personal without apparently losing objectivity and it has the eually unusual uality of being speculative without being annoyingly so The research which supports the work is very thorough I can imagine that Ms Wilson Lee left very few relevant caches of records in Britain and western Europe unexaminedEdward's first ueen was Eleanor of Castile Theirs was a political match but became a close and loving relationship Their five surviving daughters Eleanor Joanna Margaret Mary and Elizabeth were remarkably well educated and sumptuously provided for in fact it's the material culture of the records of their provisioning and the objects which remain from the period which give the author clues as to their relationship to their father an irascible sometimes ruthless but oddly tender man and to others in their world Edward has three children by his second wife Marguerite of France who becomes a beloved stepmother but the focus is on the older girlsEach daughter is revealed as a separate person with consistent character traits and behaviors their lives are so full of incident that describing each one in this review would be the work of many characters If this book is not made into a film or series with the headstrong and fearless Joanna as the central figure as suggested by a review in the Wall St Journal a sure thing is being missed I think it would appeal to a Game of Thrones lonely audience among othersThe book is beautifully illustrated with very well chosen color plates; there is a simple family tree and two helpful maps These are things that are also rarely found together I can't recommend the book highly My only complaints were the occasional lapse of language or grammarHighly enjoyable

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Daughters of Chivalry The Forgotten Children of King Edward LongshanksNown as Longshanks The lives of these sistersEleanora Joanna Margaret Mary and Elizabethran the gamut of experiences open to royal women in the Middle Ages Edwards daughters were of course expected to cement alliances and secure lands and territory by making great dynastic marriages or endow religious houses with royal favor But they also skillfully managed enormous households navigated choppy diplomatic waters and promoted their familys c Having read a lot about the Kings and ueens of England I found this book so engrossing It gives such in site into the King Edward I As I read about Henry III and his relationship with his son Edward I I already have some knowledge of Edward as a father and what it really meant to marry his daughter to Gilbert Clare I would suggest this book to those who have an interest in medieval history because it helps in understanding people's character

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FREE MOBI ´ DOC Daughters of Chivalry The Forgotten Children of King Edward Longshanks é ➺ [Reading] ➼ Daughters of Chivalry: The Forgotten Children of King Edward Longshanks By Kelcey Wilson-Lee ➯ – Revealing the truth behind the life of aAuse throughout Europeand had the courage to defy their royal father They might never wear the crown in their own right but they were utterly confident of their crucial role in the spectacle of medieval kingship Drawing on a wide range of contemporary sources Daughters of Chivalry offers a rich portrait of these formidable women seeing themat long lastshine from out of the shadows revealing what it was to be a princess in the Age of Chival This book is so researched and story after story is a drama unto itself Glad to know that the king valued his wives and daughters