No longer just pretty faces, Rothschild family women take center stage in new book
, 2022-10-30 20:35:50,
Invariably, the name “Rothschild,” is associated with the famous centuries-old Jewish banking dynasty. All men.
Of course, there have also been countless women in the Rothschild family, but until a recently published book, their contributions and achievements have been neglected by history.
“I think it was just the presumption that they were wives and mothers, and incredibly glamorous, and there was not much more to them,” said British author and former journalist Natalie Livingstone.
Published in the UK last year and in the US on October 25, “The Women of Rothschild: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Famous Dynasty,” sets the record straight by shining a light on the amazing lives of some of the most prominent and interesting mothers, daughters and wives in the Rothschild family’s British branch.
Livingstone introduces readers to Rothschild women who mixed with royalty, fought for Jewish emancipation, and were the brains behind their husbands’ political victories. Some were economic geniuses, talented athletes or great scientists. Others were among Zionism’s most fervent early supporters. One flew planes in World War II and drag-raced with jazz greats Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk.
In conversation with The Times of Israel from her home in London, Livingstone, 45, said her…
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