The Lady Queen

    The Lady Queen

    The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem and Sicily

    Nancy Goldstone

    Walker 2009

    Hardback 383pp Illustrated

    9780802716705   Product Code: 97106

    Accused by her in-laws of murdering her husband, Joanna, Queen of Naples, stood trial in Avignon in 1348. She was 22 years old, yet spoke (in Latin) in her own defence. In this compelling account of how, despite her youth and sex, Joanna triumphed over her enemies, raised an army and took back her realm, Nancy Goldstone paints a richly detailed portrait of a medieval queen notorious throughout history for a crime she did not commit.

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