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Nancy Goldstone
The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc
 
 
Author
Nancy Goldstone.
Publisher Viking  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.3 x 1.15 inches
ISBN 9780670023332
Pages/Publication Date 296/2012
Daedalus Item Code 33406
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The story of Joan of Arc has been told in many ways over the past six centuries, but few of those tellings include the presence of another woman, one who made Joan's ascendancy possible. Politically astute, powerful, and "the prettiest woman in the kingdom," according to contemporary chronicles, Yolande of Aragon championed her son-in-law the Dauphin Charles against England and Burgundy through statecraft and a network of aristocratic wives. When Joan appeared in 1429, with a vision of Charles on the throne, Yolande financed the army that she led to victory. In this lively, fast-paced history, Nancy Goldstone compares these two women and explores how each supported the other's aims.

"With compelling storytelling, Goldstone colorfully weaves together the tales of these two women—one rich, one poor; one educated, one illiterate; one worldly, one simple—whose powerful personalities and deep allegiance to France helped shape the country's future."—Publishers Weekly

"Attention, Game of Thrones fans: The most enjoyably sensational aspects of medieval politics—double-crosses, ambushes, bizarre personal obsessions, lunacy and naked self-interest—are in abundant evidence in Nancy Goldstone's The Maid and the Queen.... Thanks to this book, a bit more of [Yolande's] remarkable life has been coaxed out into the open."—Salon.com

 
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