Castor, Helen. She-wolves: The Women who Ruled England Before Elizabeth. 2011. HarperCollins, $14.99 (9780062065780). Gr. 10 and up. [mpn]
This deligtful book presents superb history and research about the group of feisty women who ruled. The women had to overcome challenges and changes before they earned their power . It is a fasninating read and exploration of the many different challenges each of the women who ruled before Elizabeth I (i.e. Matilda, daughter of Henry I, whose cousin got to the throne first; Eleanor of Aquitaine; Isabella, wife of Edward II, who seized the throne for herselve in the name of her son, etc.).