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Goldstone, Nancy Bazelon
The lady queen : the notorious reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily / Nancy Goldstone
Alternate Title Notorious reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily
Pbk. ed
New York : Walker & Co., 2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  DG847.5 .G85 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject Joanna I, Queen of Naples, d. 1382
Naples (Kingdom) -- History -- Jane I, 1343-1382
Subject(s) Queens -- Italy -- Naples (Kingdom) -- Biography
Physical Description 365 p., [8] p. of col. plates : ill., maps, geneal. tables ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-349) and index
Contents The trial -- The kingdom of Naples -- The court of Robert the Wise -- The kingdom of Hungary -- A royal apprenticeship -- The foolish legacy of Robert the Wise -- Papal politics -- Nest of vipers -- Under siege -- The world at war -- The scales of justice -- The return of the queen -- Foreign and domestic relations -- Queen of Sicily -- The queen and her court -- The quest for an heir -- Queen and pope -- Six funerals and a wedding -- The great schism -- The fall of the queen
Summary The riveting history of a beautiful queen, a shocking murder, a papal trial--and a reign as triumphant as any in the Middle Ages. As courageous as Eleanor of Aquitaine, as astute and determined as Elizabeth I of England, Joanna, Queen of Naples, was the only female monarch in her time to rule in her own name

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