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The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc by [Goldstone, Nancy]
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"With compelling storytelling, Goldstone colorfully weaves together the tales of these two women [Yolande of Aragon and Joan of Arc]--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

"Goldstone's vivid retelling of Joan's astounding victories and her capture and martyrdom by the English is as gripping as ever . . . [A] knowledgeable and accessible account of a turning point in French history." --Kirkus

"[Nancy's] entertaining narrative will intrigue general readers interested in the Middle Ages, Joan of Arc (whose 600th birthday is this year), or biographies of royal figures or women in history." --Library Journal

"Goldstone adds an enlightening new chapter to a legendary saga and rescues another unjustly neglected woman from the dust pile of conventional history." --Booklist

"The mysterious and secret bond between the worldly and powerful Yolande of Aragon, queen of Sicily, and the transcendent Joan of Arc comes into glorious view in this meticulous, colorful study of their lives. A fascinating historical excursion, bursting with medieval flavor." --Margaret George, author of Elizabeth I

About the Author

Nancy Goldstone's previous books include Four Queens: The Provençal Sisters Who Ruled Europe and The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily. She has also coauthored five books with her husband, Lawrence Goldstone. She lives in Westport, Connecticut.

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  • File Size: 6279 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (March 29, 2012)
  • Publication Date: March 29, 2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005GSZI7Q
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #349,192 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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