Mailbox Monday

Another Monday, Another Mailbox!! This is a feature where we all share with each other the yummy books that showed up at our doors! WARNING: Mailbox Mondays can lead to extreme envy and GINORMOUS wishlists!!

Mailbox Monday was originally hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page, but is now a traveling meme and for the month of April Mailbox Monday will be hosted by yours truly!!!  I cannot tell you how geeked out I am to be hosting my favorite meme and am really looking forward to meeting all of you who are new to Passages to the Past!

To add your MM link please use Mister Linky at the end of this post. 


I only received one book this past week, but it's a good one that I've been drooling over for a long time and was sent to me from my buddy Michele at A Reader's Respite...thanks Michele! 

She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth
by Helen Castor

SYNOPSIS

When Edward VI died in 1553, the extraordinary fact was that there was no one left to claim the title of king of England. For the first time, England would have a reigning queen—but the question was which one: Katherine of Aragon's daughter, Mary; Anne Boleyn's daughter, Elizabeth; or one of their cousins, Lady Jane Grey or Mary, Queen of Scots. 

But female rule in England also had a past. Four hundred years before Edward's death, Matilda, daughter of Henry I and granddaughter of William the Conqueror, came tantalizingly close to securing the crown for herself. And between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries three more exceptional women—Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, and Margaret of Anjou—discovered how much was possible if pre-sumptions of male rule were not confronted so explicitly—and just how quickly they might be vilified as "she-wolves" for their pains. 

The stories of these women, told here in all their vivid detail, expose the paradox that female heirs to the Tudor throne had no choice but to negotiate. Man was the head of woman, and the king was the head of all. How, then, could royal power lie in female hands? 

So, that's my mailbox...now tell us about the goodies that came in yours! Click on Mister Linky to leave your link and check out what others received!



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38 comments:

  1. Going to add this one down since I just read To Be Queen with Eleanor. This one sounds perfect for my lust on the power of women in royal lineages.

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  2. Elizabeth overshadows everyone so much that this book should be a must read to get another perspective.

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  3. I hope you enjoy it. No review books in my mailbox but I managed to buy a couple :)

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  4. Sounds like a captivating read, especially for history lovers!

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  5. I've been drooling over that one too. Can't wait to read your thoughts on it :)

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  6. She Wolves -- what a great title and wonderful premise!! Definite WANT.

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  7. Ive been eying this book. I think I may have to break down and get it!

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  8. This sounds so interesting! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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  9. This sounds like a great book. Enjoy!

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  10. I'm drooling over this one, too! If only one book comes in, it should be as delicious-sounding as this one! Enjoy!

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  11. I remember hearing about She Wolves awhile ago. Thanks for highlighting it again. It sounds fascinating!

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  12. Ah, this one looks awesome! Thanks for sharing....

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  13. Now this one looks truly fascinating! A very cool way to read about all of these strong women!

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  14. She-Wolves looks really good! Have a great week and enjoy your latest book! :-)

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  15. An excellent mailbox. I have been waiting for this book also. I am finding these non-fiction books most interesting. Why does there always seem to be such a negative spin on women leaders. Men's egos are so fragile.

    Let us know how you like it.

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  16. That looks great. Thanks for hosting.

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  17. Well I didn't receive any books in my mail box... but I did receive a book for my Nook!

    This is my first mailbox Monday and I am quite excited about it!

    Angie

    http://angelasanxiouslife.blogspot.com/

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  18. Thank you for hosting this meme. Enjoy your new book! :)

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  19. I loved it and I hope you enjoy it too :)

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  20. I love the title of that one! I hope it's great.

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  21. Sounds like a good one. Happy reading!

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  22. She-Wolves sounds like a wonderful book. So much history! I need to add this book to my TBR list.

    I'm going to spend some time reading through other books you have read. I enjoy historical fiction and am always looking for new titles to read.

    Have a great week!

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  23. Enjoy your book. Happy reading!

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  24. I just love looking around your blog at all of the historical gems all in one place!

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  25. I wasn't aware of this book before, but it has gone right on my TBR list; it sounds great :)

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  26. That book looks really interesting. I love reading about British royalty!

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  27. Enjoy! sounds good.

    Come by and see mine and my giveaways.

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  28. I love this title! Sounds like an interesting historical read. I love reading about strong women!

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  29. She Wolves sounds like a book for me! Will look forward to your review!

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  30. I'm finally linking up!

    That book sounds interesting. I like history when it's written well.

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  31. Hope you enjoy your She-Wolves book!

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  32. That book sounds like one I need to get my hands on!

    Have a great week!

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  33. Sounds good, Amy. I look forward to your review!

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  34. She Wolves sounds great! I am looking forward to reading your thoughts.

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  35. Seeing just the title of the book makes me more engrossed to read it's content. I really love books about royalties.

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