Helen Castor

Helen Castor is a historian of medieval England, and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Her first book, Blood & Roses, was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2005 and won the English Association's Beatrice White Prize in 2006. Her second, She Wolves, was made into a major BBC2 TV series. She lives in London with her husband and son.

Books by Helen Castor

Joan of Arc

Published: May 2015

Excitingly retold by one of our finest historians, this is the story of Joan of Arc as you have never read it before.


Published: August 2011

The fascinating story of how royal power came to lie in female hands for the first time under the Tudor queens - and of the four women who came before them who, whilst never reigning monarchs, held great power.

Blood and Roses

Published: September 2005

A gripping family biography set against the turbulent background of the Wars of the Roses

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