In 1348, at the age of twenty-two, Joanna I, the queen of Naples, stood trial before the pope, accused of murdering her cousin and husband, Hungarian prince Andrew. Arguing her own case in Latin, she won her acquittal, and went on to become the only female monarch in her time to rule in her own name; she presided over one of Europe's most prestigious and influential courts for more than thirty years―until she herself was murdered. For the first time, Nancy Goldstone tells the full story of one of the most courageous and accomplished women in history, painting a captivating portrait of medieval royalty in all its splendid complexity.
Nancy Goldstone is the author of Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe and coauthor (with her husband Lawrence Goldstone) of five books, including Out of the Flames, The Friar and the Cipher, and Warmly Inscribed. She lives in Westport, Connecticut.From AudioFile:
Joanna I was a medieval queen who was forced to deal with political intrigue within her family and her state from a young age. Even with its attention to historical detail, Goldstone's biography reads like a page-turner at times, and Josephine Bailey's narration captures the suspense while still giving the listener enough time to absorb the details. She nimbly handles the pronunciation of foreign names, and her range of expression is admirably suited to portraying various characters (young and old, male and female) as she reads excerpts from their writings. Indeed, Bailey's rich, low voice, English accent, and elegant delivery make her sound positively queenly. A.E.B. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
Descrizione libro Walker Books, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0802777708
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Descrizione libro Walker Books, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110802777708
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