She Wolves: England's Early Queen
In the Medieval and Tudor world there was no question in
peoples' minds about the order of God's creation - men ruled and
women didn't. A King was a warrior who literally fought to
win power then battled to keep it.
Yet despite everything that stood in their way, a handful of
extraordinary women did attempt to rule medieval and
Tudor England. In this series historian Helen Castor explores
seven queens who challenged male power, the fierce reactions they
provoked, and whether the term 'She Wolves' was deserved.