paints the young Joan of Arc as deeply spiritual and already aspiring to sainthood: Jeannette knew that many girls and boys were interested in each other . . . . She wanted none of...
Mrs E. M. Foster
Jaquelina tells a version of historical events. Jacquelina, Countess of Hainault
, had made a dynastic marriage when very young, repudiated her husband, and fled to England before, by early 1423, she married Humphry, Duke of Gloucester
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divides this novel into three parts, one for each woman. Much of the section on Catherine of Valois (whom many readers would remember as a charming young woman being wooed in broken French at...