Monday, 2 January 2012

Joanna who?

Joanna of Naples - I like her already! Here's Nany Goldstone discussing "The Lady Queen: the notorious reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem & Sicily". I have not read this book, but it certainly strikes me as an interesting piece of the historical jigsaw that has hereto for been lurking down the back of the scholarly sofa.

1 comment:

cisbio said...

Just resorted to my humble library to dig up some stuff on Joanna I, whom I'd never heard off -thanks for the tip

The fact that she had sold the Imperial city of Avignon to the Papacy may have something to do with her vindication at the Papal Court there.

To say she resisted all attempts to encroach on her 'prerogative' must mean 'royal prerogative' since she was happy to hand the running of the realm to one of her paramours Niccolo Acciaiuoli, whom she made Grand Seneschal. It was he that sorted stuff out.

I'm nitpicking obviously. When my humble cabinet proves (slightly) more informative than Wikipedia, I like to show off.