Joan, Lady of Wales by Danna R. Messer audiobook

Joan, Lady of Wales: Power & Politics of King John’s Daughter

By Danna R. Messer
Read by Jennifer M. Dixon

Tantor Audio 9781526799708

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212243070

  • ISBN: 9798212243063

  • ISBN: 9798212243087

Runtime: 21.55 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The history of women in medieval Wales before the English conquest of 1282 is one largely shrouded in mystery. This misfortune touches even the most well-known royal woman of the time, Joan of England (d. 1237), the wife of Llywelyn the Great of Gwynedd, illegitimate daughter of King John and half-sister to Henry III. With evidence of her hand in thwarting a full scale English invasion of Wales to a notorious scandal that ended with the public execution of her supposed lover by her husband and her own imprisonment, Joan's is a known, but little-told or understood story defined by family turmoil, divided loyalties and political intrigue.

From the time her hand was promised in marriage as the result of the first Welsh-English alliance in 1201 to the end of her life, Joan's place in the political wranglings between England and the Welsh kingdom of Gwynedd was a fundamental one. This first-ever account of Siwan, as she was known to the Welsh, interweaves the details of her life and relationships with a gendered re-assessment of Anglo-Welsh politics by highlighting her involvement in affairs, discussing events in which she may well have been involved but have gone unrecorded and her overall deployment of royal female agency.

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Author Bio: Danna R. Messer

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 21.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English