A new entry in a series that profiles Òbadass world-historical women of centuries past.Ó Joanna of Naples had an extraordinary life even by the standards of the 14th centuryÕs topsy-turvy geopolitics. Escape from her castle by night, papal trials, attacks on her kingdom by her own relations and four husbands of varying quality all feature in this engaging portrait.

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