Mrs Luther and her sisters

Women in the Reformation


ISBN: 9780745957937 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9780745957937

Publication date: March 19, 2016

Format: Ebook

Extent: 224 pages

Imprint: Lion Books

OTHER EDITIONS AVAILABLE: Paperback | Hardback |

It is a frequent complaint that women have been airbrushed out of history, their contributions forgotten, their voices silenced. In this superbly written book, historian Derek Wilson redresses the balance, showing how women were crucial to the Reformation. Working alongside men – and sometimes in opposition to them – women were able to study, to speak, to write, to struggle and even to die for what they believed, and to leave behind a record of all these achievements. From Catharina Luther, through English martyr Anne Askew to Elizabeth I and onwards out into Europe – this book reveals the rich threads women brought to the tapestry of history.

Meet the author: Mr Derek Wilson

Popular historian Derek Wilson came to prominence 40 years ago with A Tudor Tapestry. He is the highly acclaimed author of over 50 books and has written and presented numerous television and radio programmes. He lives and writes in Devon.

Reviews for Mrs Luther and her sisters

"An original and captivating work. Derek Wilson is one of the finest historians of our times. " Alison Weir, author and historian
"A timely and absorbing study... a fascinating parade of fierce and faithful ladies. " Jessie Childs, aurthor and historian
" Mrs Luther and Her Sisters combines Wilson's meticulous research with his gift for story-telling to bring the women of the Reformation out of the shadows and into the limelight. " Claire Reynolds, Founder of the Tudor Society

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