Kelcey Wilson-Lee is a historian of Britain, its art and its architecture. Educated in New York, Oxford, and London, she has published widely on her academic speciality of medieval material culture. Kelcey has taught courses at Cambridge, London, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, and has written articles for English Heritage and for Country Life magazine. She lives with her husband and two sons, and manages the Regional Philanthropy programme at the University of Cambridge. Daughters of Chivalry is her first book.
A stunning and intricately researched portrayal of five extraordinary women whose stories have until now remained in the shadows. The author shatters many of the myths surrounding the lives of medieval princesses and brings them to life in all their startling modernity. -- Tracy Borman, author of <i>The Private Lives of the Tudors </i>and <i>Thomas Cromwell</i> A much needed book - the first for over a century to turn the spotlight on the daughters of Eleanor of Castile and Edward I. Kelcey Wilson-Lee does a wonderful job of bringing these young women, whose lives have to be reconstructed largely from the small print of the account books, to vibrant life. What is even better, she manages to uncover their very different personalities - right down to their taste in clothes! The royal family of the late thirteenth century truly comes alive in her hands. -- Sara Cockerill, author of <i>Eleanor of Castile</i>