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

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Walker Books #ad - Her research is impeccable, her eye for detail unerring, and in The Lady Queen she paints a captivating portrait of medieval royalty in all its incandescent complexity. While a procession of the most important artists and writers of her day found patronage at her glittering court, intrigue, plague, the turmoil of her times swirled around her: war, and the treachery that would, ultimately, bring her down.

Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. She was notorious: The taint of her husband's death never quite left her. But she was also widely admired: dedicated to the welfare of her subjects and realm, built hospitals and churches, she reduced crime, and encouraged the licensing of women physicians.

The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily #ad - Determined to defend herself―Joanna won her acquittal against enormous odds. The riveting history of a beautiful queen, a shocking murder, a papal trial―and a reign as triumphant as any in the Middle A ges. Her cousin and husband, prince Andrew of Hungary, had recently been murdered, and Joanna was the chief suspect.

On march 15, 1348, queen of naples, joanna I, stood trial for her life before the Pope and his court in Avignon. Returning to naples, she ruled over one of Europe's most prestigious courts for more than thirty years―until she was herself murdered. As courageous as eleanor of aquitaine, as astute and determined as Elizabeth I of England, Joanna was the only female monarch in her time to rule in her own name.

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Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - The terrible betrayal of this commitment would ruin "the Winter Queen, imperil the lives of those she loved, " as Elizabeth would forever be known, and launch a war that would last for thirty years. The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade Europe. The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade EuropeFrom the great courts, granddaughter of the martyred Mary, glittering palaces, Elizabeth Stuart, and war-ravaged battlefields of the seventeenth century comes the story of four spirited sisters and their glamorous mother, Queen of Scots.

Upon her father's ascension to the illustrious throne of England, Elizabeth Stuart was suddenly thrust from the poverty of unruly Scotland into the fairy-tale existence of a princess of great wealth and splendor. Forced into exile, the winter queen and her family found refuge in Holland, where the glorious art and culture of the Dutch Golden Age indelibly shaped her daughters' lives.

Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots #ad - Beautiful henrietta Maria would be the only sister to marry into royalty, although at great cost. Her eldest, princess elizabeth, became a scholar who earned the respect and friendship of the philosopher René Descartes. When she was married at sixteen to a German count far below her rank, it was with the understanding that her father would help her husband achieve the kingship of Bohemia.

But it was the youngest, who fulfilled the promise of her great-grandmother Mary and reshaped the British monarchy, whose ready wit and good-natured common sense masked immense strength of character, a heroine in the tradition of a Jane Austen novel, Sophia, a legacy that endures to this day. Brilliantly researched and captivatingly written, and humor, courage, filled with danger, by refusing to surrender to adversity, and adventure but also love, Daughters of the Winter Queen follows the lives of five remarkable women who, treachery, changed the course of history.

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Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe

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Penguin Books #ad - Each sister in this extraordinary family was beautiful, England, and accomplished but what made these women so remarkable was that each became queen of a principal European power—France, cultured, Germany and Sicily. Theirs is a drama of courage, sagacity and ambition that re-examines the concept of leadership in the Middle Ages.

For fans of alison weir and antonia fraser, knights and monarchs, four queens is the story of four provocative sisters—Marguerite, troubadors, Sanchia, acclaimed author Nancy Goldstone’s thrilling history of the royal daughters who succeeded in ruling—and shaping—thirteenth-century Europe Set against the backdrop of the thirteenth century, a time of chivalry and crusades, Eleanor, and Beatrice of Provence—who rose from near obscurity to become the most coveted and powerful women in Europe.

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The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade Europe. The riveting true story of mother-and-daughter queens Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois, whose wildly divergent personalities and turbulent relationship changed the shape of their tempestuous and dangerous century. Set in magnificent renaissance france, this is the story of two remarkable women, a mother and daughter driven into opposition by a terrible betrayal that threatened to destroy the realm.

Catherine de' medici was a ruthless pragmatist and powerbroker who dominated the throne for thirty years. Her youngest daughter marguerite, " was a passionate free spirit, the glamorous "Queen Margot, the only adversary whom her mother could neither intimidate nor control. When catherine forces the catholic marguerite to marry her protestant cousin Henry of Navarre against her will, and then uses her opulent Parisian wedding as a means of luring his followers to their deaths, she creates not only savage conflict within France but also a potent rival within her own family.

The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom #ad - Rich in detail and vivid prose, Goldstone's narrative unfolds as a thrilling historical epic. The rival queens is a dangerous tale of love, ambition, betrayal, and the true nature of courage, the echoes of which still resonate. Treacherous court politics, and adultery form the background to a story that includes such celebrated figures as Elizabeth I, poisonings, Queen of Scots, Mary, inter-national espionage, and Nostradamus.

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The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom

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Back Bay Books #ad - The rival queens is a dangerous tale of love, ambition, and the true nature of courage, betrayal, the echoes of which still resonate. Treacherous court politics, mary, poisonings, inter-national espionage, Queen of Scots, and adultery form the background to a story that includes such celebrated figures as Elizabeth I, and Nostradamus.

The riveting true story of mother-and-daughter queens Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois, whose wildly divergent personalities and turbulent relationship changed the shape of their tempestuous and dangerous century. Set in magnificent renaissance france, this is the story of two remarkable women, a mother and daughter driven into opposition by a terrible betrayal that threatened to destroy the realm.

The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom #ad - Catherine de' medici was a ruthless pragmatist and powerbroker who dominated the throne for thirty years. The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade Europe. Her youngest daughter marguerite, " was a passionate free spirit, the glamorous "Queen Margot, the only adversary whom her mother could neither intimidate nor control.

When catherine forces the catholic marguerite to marry her protestant cousin Henry of Navarre against her will, and then uses her opulent Parisian wedding as a means of luring his followers to their deaths, she creates not only savage conflict within France but also a potent rival within her own family.

Rich in detail and vivid prose, Goldstone's narrative unfolds as a thrilling historical epic. Ingram international inc.

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Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe

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Penguin Books Ltd #ad - Marguerite, the eldest, whose resolution and spirit would be tested by the cold splendor of the Palais du Roi in Paris; Eleanor, the neglected wife of the richest man in England who bought himself the crown of Germany; and Beatrice, whose soaring political aspirations would provoke her kingdom to civil war; Sanchia, whose desire for sovereignty was so acute that she risked her life to earn her place at the royal table.

Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe #ad - Ingram international inc. Set against the backdrop of the turbulent thirteenth century, a time of chivalry and crusades, Germany, poetry, knights, and monarchs comes the story of the four beautiful daughters of the count of Provence whose brilliant marriages made them the queens of France, England, and Sicily.

. The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade Europe. From a cultured childhood in Provence, each sister was propelled into a world marked by shifting alliances, intrigue, and subterfuge.

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The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc

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Viking #ad - But the enemy seemed invincible. How did an illiterate peasant girl gain access to the future king of France, earn his trust, and ultimately lead his forces into battle? Was it only the hand of God that moved Joan of Arc-or was it also Yolande of Aragon? The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade Europe.

Attention, ambushes, bizarre personal obsessions, ‘game of Thrones’ fans: The most enjoyably sensational aspects of medieval politics—double-crosses, lunacy and naked self-interest—are in abundant evidence in Nancy Goldstone's The Maid and the Queen. Laura Miller, Salon. Compolitically astute, queen of sicily, and beautiful, ambitious, Yolande of Aragon, was one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages.

The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc #ad - Caught in the complex dynastic battle of the hundred Years War, drawing on her savvy, Yolande championed the dauphin's cause against the forces of England and Burgundy, her statecraft, and her intimate network of spies. Just as french hopes dimmed, an astonishingly courageous young woman named Joan of Arc arrived from the farthest recesses of the kingdom, claiming she carried a divine message-a message that would change the course of history and ultimately lead to the coronation of Charles VII and the triumph of France.

Now, this fascinating book explores the relationship between these two remarkable women, on the six hundredth anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc, and deepens our understanding of this dramatic period in history. Ingram international inc. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day.

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Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots

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Back Bay Books #ad - Louisa was a gifted painter whose engaging manner and appealing looks provoked heartache and scandal. The terrible betrayal of this commitment would ruin "the Winter Queen, " as Elizabeth would forever be known, imperil the lives of those she loved, and launch a war that would last for thirty years. But it was the youngest, whose ready wit and good-natured common sense masked immense strength of character, Sophia, a heroine in the tradition of a Jane Austen novel, who fulfilled the promise of her great-grandmother Mary and reshaped the British monarchy, a legacy that endures to this day.

Brilliantly researched and captivatingly written, treachery, by refusing to surrender to adversity, filled with danger, Daughters of the Winter Queen follows the lives of five remarkable women who, and humor, courage, and adventure but also love, changed the course of history. The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade Europe.

Forced into exile, the winter queen and her family found refuge in Holland, where the glorious art and culture of the Dutch Golden Age indelibly shaped her daughters' lives. Beautiful henrietta Maria would be the only sister to marry into royalty, although at great cost. When she was married at sixteen to a German count far below her rank, it was with the understanding that her father would help her husband achieve the kingship of Bohemia.

Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots #ad - The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade EuropeFrom the great courts, Elizabeth Stuart, glittering palaces, and war-ravaged battlefields of the seventeenth century comes the story of four spirited sisters and their glamorous mother, granddaughter of the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots.

Upon her father's ascension to the illustrious throne of England, Elizabeth Stuart was suddenly thrust from the poverty of unruly Scotland into the fairy-tale existence of a princess of great wealth and splendor.

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The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc

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Penguin Books #ad - The untold story of the extraordinary queen who championed Joan of Arc. Ingram international inc. But the enemy seemed invincible. Just as french hopes dimmed, an astonishingly courageous young woman named Joan of Arc arrived from the farthest recesses of the kingdom, claiming she carried a divine message-a message that would change the course of history and ultimately lead to the coronation of Charles VII and the triumph of France.

Now, this fascinating book explores the relationship between these two remarkable women, on the six hundredth anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc, and deepens our understanding of this dramatic period in history. How did an illiterate peasant girl gain access to the future king of France, earn his trust, and ultimately lead his forces into battle? Was it only the hand of God that moved Joan of Arc-or was it also Yolande of Aragon? The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade Europe.

The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc #ad - Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. Politically astute, ambitious, yolande of Aragon, queen of Sicily, and beautiful, was one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages. Caught in the complex dynastic battle of the hundred Years War, drawing on her savvy, Yolande championed the dauphin's cause against the forces of England and Burgundy, her statecraft, and her intimate network of spies.

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Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe

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Basic Books #ad - For the first time, Europe saw a sisterhood of queens who would not be equaled until modern times. Ingram international inc. Sarah gristwood has written a masterpiece that effortlessly and enthrallingly interweaves the amazing stories of women who ruled in Europe during the Renaissance period. Alison weir sixteenth-century Europe saw an explosion of female rule.

Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe #ad - Across boundaries and generations, these royal women were mothers and daughters, mentors and protégées, allies and enemies. From isabella of castile, anne boleyn, and her granddaughter Mary Tudor, to Catherine de Medici, and Elizabeth Tudor, these women wielded enormous power over their territories, shaping the course of European history for over a century.

A fascinating group biography and a thrilling political epic, Game of Queens explores the lives of some of the most beloved and reviled queens in history. The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade Europe. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. Basic Books.

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Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France

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Harper Perennial #ad - Ingram international inc. Based on thousands of private letters, it is a remarkable account of one of the most influential women ever to wear a crown. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. Basic Books. In this critically hailed biography, leonie frieda reclaims the story of this unjustly maligned queen to reveal a skilled ruler battling extraordinary political and personal odds -- from a troubled childhood in Florence to her marriage to Henry, son of King Francis I of France; from her transformation of French culture to her fight to protect her throne and her sons' birthright.

Poisoner, despot, necromancer -- the dark legend of Catherine de Medici is centuries old. The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade Europe.

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