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Author Goldstone, Nancy Bazelon.

Title The lady queen : the notorious reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily / Nancy Goldstone.

Imprint New York : Walker, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Joanna I GOL    Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description 365 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references 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.
Subject Joanna I, Queen of Naples, -1382.
Queens -- Italy -- Naples (Kingdom) -- Biography.
Naples (Kingdom) -- History -- Jane I, 1343-1382.
ISBN 9780802716705 : $27.00

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