MAP#33 – Blood Sisters: Author Sarah Gristwood interview

Blood Sisters by Sara Gristwood | Medieval ArchivesSarah 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:

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.

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…

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Comments 1

  1. Sasha Von Laue says:

    Quality is terrible within the interview. Great content, quality sucks.