Virginal, chaste, humble, patiently waiting for rescue by brave knights and handsome princes: this idealized - and largely mythical - notion 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 the great English king, Edward I.
Drawing on a wide range of contemporary sources, Daughters of Chivalry
offers a rich portrait of Eleanora, Joanna, Margaret, Mary and Elizabeth - five spirited Plantagenet women. With their libraries of beautifully illustrated psalters and tales of romance, their rich silks and gleaming jewels, we follow these formidable women throughout their lives and see them - at long last - shine from out of the shadows, revealing what it was to be a princess in the Age of Chivalry.
The book will be available to purchase and Kelcey will be signing copies throughout the evening.
The launch is free to attend but booking is required as places are limited. Tickets can be booked through this page, by calling 01223 463200 or in person at Heffers bookshop.
Please note this is an informal, celebratory event, not a full author talk. A limited number of chairs will be available.