Opening: Medieval England saw many queens. Some are remembered as saintly, or at least very nearly saintly, some are barely remembered at all and others are remembered as being truly notorious. Every century from the eighth to the sixteenth boasted at least one notorious queen who would provide scandal for chroniclers’ works for centuries to come. Their reputation and the salacious details of their lives that survive make these women some of the most vivid and interesting personalities of the medieval period. However, their lives were not always recorded truthfully.
Having just read She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth last week, this encounter will be with those queens that were not in that.
DUCK! – I am slinging this one at the wall right now. I can’t think of a single reader of history who would relish this supermarket newstand magazine style of puerile writing. Go for that Castor one instead.