The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc by Nancy Goldstone

By Nancy Goldstone

"Attention, 'Game of Thrones' fanatics: the main enjoyably sensational facets of medieval politics—double-crosses, ambushes, strange own obsessions, lunacy and bare self-interest—are in ample facts in Nancy Goldstone's The Maid and the Queen." (Laura Miller,

Politically astute, bold, and lovely, Yolande of Aragon, queen of Sicily, used to be some of the most strong ladies of the center a while. stuck within the complicated dynastic conflict of the Hundred Years battle, Yolande championed the dauphin's reason opposed to the forces of britain and Burgundy, drawing on her savvy, her statecraft, and her intimate community of spies. however the enemy appeared invincible. simply as French hopes dimmed, an astonishingly brave younger girl named Joan of Arc arrived from the farthest recesses of the dominion, claiming she carried a divine message-a message that might swap the process background and eventually result in the coronation of Charles VII and the triumph of France.

Now, at the six hundredth anniversary of the delivery of Joan of Arc, this interesting publication explores the connection among those notable girls, and deepens our figuring out of this dramatic interval in background. How did an illiterate peasant lady achieve entry to the long run king of France, earn his belief, and finally lead his forces into conflict? used to be it simply the hand of God that moved Joan of Arc-or was once it additionally Yolande of Aragon?

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Frank Hanly, February 8, 1908, “Temporary File: Governor Marshall Papers in Regards to Sterilization,” Indiana State Archives, Indianapolis. ╇Gugliotta, “‘Dr. Sharp with His Little Knife,’” 396–400. ╇Sharp to Marshall, May 13, 1909, Temporary File: Governor Marshall Papers in Regards to Sterilization, Indiana State Archives. ╇ William O’Keefee to Marshall, January 12, 1909, Temporary File: Governor Marshall Papers in Regards to Sterilization, Indiana State Archives; Jason S. Lantzer and Alexandra M.

Dugdale and the Jukes Family: A Historical Injustice Corrected,” Bioscience 30 (1980): 535–39. See also Henry M. Boies, Prisoners and Paupers (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1893). Boies accepted the view that criminals and the poor represented instances of hereditary degeneracy. ╇ David Wolfers and Helen Wolfers, Vasectomy and Vasectomania (St. Albans, UK: Mayflower Books, 1974). This polemical book gives a good overview of the procedure’s development in Europe and then in the United States.

For his pacifist eugenics, see Jordan and Harvey Ernest Jordan, War’s Aftermath: A Preliminary Study of the Eugenics of War (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1914). ╇ Sharp’s reports to the governor (1896–1912) are included in the biannual Communication of the State Prison Reformatory at Jeffersonville; copies may be found in the Herman B Wells Library. ╇ S. A. J. Ochsner, “Surgical Treatment of Habitual Criminals,” Journal of the American Medical Association 32 (1899): 867–68. ╇ Harry C. Sharp, “Vasectomy as a Means of Preventing Procreation in Defectives,” Journal of the American Medical Association 53 (1909): 1897–1902.

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