The Maid and the Queen

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    The Maid and the Queen

    The Secret History of Joan of Arc and Yolande of Aragon

    Nancy Goldstone

    Viking 2012

    Hardback 418pp Illustrated

    9780670023332   Product Code: 17104

    The story of Joan of Arc is well known: hearing voices at the age of 13, she was inspired to lead French resistance to English domination, and was then captured and subjected to trial by inquisition. But did Joan's strength and power derive only from the angels? Goldstone's revisionist account argues that the restoration of France's greatness came about through the intertwined lives of Joan and her forgotten mentor, Yolande of Aragon, 'perhaps the most astute politician of her age'.

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