Top positive review
Excellent reading and most informative.
on 22 May 2017
This is a fascinating and well-written work, providing useful background information on the subjects of Philippa Gregory's earlier writings re The Cousins' War. I did so very much appreciate her insights re the role and indeed capability of women historians. I confess to having entertained similar views when I read of Mary Slessor, the great Scottish missionary - setting off to Nigeria, where she was able (enabled?) to do mighty works. Had she remained at home, she would have had 'to keep silent in the church'. It led me to consider how, as the Gospel spread out from Judaea, women are increasingly mentioned in Holy Writ, reflecting the quietly ignored role women played throughout the pages of the Old Testament.
So, well done, Philippa Gregory, only, let's not 'emancipate' women so far as to omit to notice the equality of us mere men.
Recommended, and - when will she provide an update-????