The Lioness Roared

The Problems of Female Rule in English History
Author(s): 
Beem, Charles
ISBN: 
1403972036
Date published: 
May 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£40.00
Pages: 
352

Charles Beem has identified a specific yet panoramic set of problems facing female rulers throughout British history, from the twelfth century Empress Matilda's imaginative efforts to become England's first regnant queen, to Queen Victoria's remarkable exercise of political power during the Bedchamber Crisis of 1839. This study combines the methodologies of Gender Studies and political and constitutional History to provide a sweeping historical explanation for how these women pulled off such a feat.