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Oct 8, 2012

Sarah Gristwood, the acclaimed author, joins us for an interview about her new book Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses. Most of the history of the Wars of the Roses is written through the eyes of the kings and men who fought the battles. In Blood Sisters, Sarah takes a look at the influence and impact of the women involved. It is a fascinating book which offers a fresh perspective and a glimpse into the lives of the women of the medieval era and how they help shape history. Whether you're a Yorkist or Lancastrian you are sure to enjoy this episode! You can find Sarah and her books on the following websites: Sarah Gristwood's Website: Sarah's Facebook page: Perseus Book Group: If you want to take a tour that follows the Wars of the Roses or events during the Tudor era, Sarah recommends Alison Wier Tours. Check them out at I would also like to thank Katherine at Harper Collins Press ( ) for setting up the interview. Listen to the episode now In this episode we discuss: Sarah's background and writing style Finding primary sources on medieval women How strong, medieval women were received Richard III's DNA record Sarah's historical fiction novel The Girl in the Mirror And more... Please send any comments or suggestions to If you are enjoying the podcast please considering leaving a rating on iTunes. Rate the Medieval Archives Podcast now! Get your free audio book from Audible at: Download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Use the icons below to download the .mp3 audio file, subscribe directly to iTunes or subscribe to the RSS feed.