The Women of Rothschild by Natalie Livingstone
THE WOMEN OF ROTHSCHILD
There’s little better than when the two of us get together. And when we are doing it not only to chat about a book we’ve both totally loved but also to discuss said book with the author themselves, well that is the icing on the proverbial cake.
The Women of Rothschild is an absolutely epic portrayal of the women of the Rothschild family, one of history’s most famous dynasties, the Jewish family whose story began in the Frankfurt Ghetto. This may be non fiction but results in a sweeping generational saga, with historian Natalie Livingstone researching and uncovering their astonishing achievements and lives.
Written out of Meyer Rothschild’s will, which stated that women could not be part of the bank nor directly inherit wealth, it would be easy to think that these women slipped away in silence. And whilst history hasn’t given them the voice they deserve, the truth is they did anything but, becoming pioneers and supporters of so many important causes, changing the way mental health is treated, advocating for Jewish and minority emancipation whilst playing an important role in society and politics.
A detailed and fascinating history that reads at times like the most gripping of novels, it also happens to be the most beautiful book we’ve laid eyes on of late. Take a look at the family tree and you’ll see what we mean.
Pop over to our video section for our IGTV author interview with the wonderful Natalie to learn more about this special and unforgettable book.