By Linda E. Mitchell
Heir to an earldom, and spouse and widow of William de Valence (half-brother of King Henry III), Joan de Valence was once a major actor within the risky political international of thirteenth-century England, Wales, Scotland, and eire. but, astonishingly, her tale of survival, perseverance, and effect hasn't ever been informed in the past. Joan de Valence: The existence and impression of a Thirteenth-Century Noblewoman attracts on archival study, in addition to instruments of old research and gender experiences, to peel again the layers of this amazing noblewoman's existence. From her survival of the wars among king and baronage at mid-century to her existence as a widow and tycoon of the world, the tale of Joan de Valance, as Mitchell argues, exemplifies the diversity of stories of noblewomen in the course of the heart a long time.
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