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Nancy Goldstone Joanna The Notorious Queen of Naples

The dramatic and previously unchronicled life of one of medieval Europe’s most remarkable women As courageous as Eleanor of Aquitaine, as astute and determined as Elizabeth I, Joanna was the only female monarch in her time to rule in her own right. At the age of 22, she stood trial for her husband’s murder before the Pope and his court in Avignon. Incredibly, she defended herself, won a complete acquittal, raised an army and recaptured her kingdom, which she ruled over for a further thirty enlightened years – before she herself was murdered. Nancy Goldstone is the acclaimed author of several books on Medieval European history. She lives in Connecticut.

History, Biography Cased November £20.00 350pp 234 x 153mm 8pp colour illustrations 978 0 297 86086 0 Markets: World XUSAC USA: Walker & Co; Translation: RCW; Serial: W&N

Simon Sebag Montefiore Jerusalem: The Biography

A gripping original history of Jerusalem through the lives of the men and women who created, destroyed, conquered and inhabited the Holy City The story of Jerusalem is the history of the world, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to today’s battle of civilisations. In a compelling, intimate history that brings every epoch and titan blazingly to life, Montefiore draws on new archival materials and a lifetime’s study to illuminate the essence of holiness, power and empire, bringing 3,000 years of history vividly to life. Simon Sebag Montefiore is a prize-winning historian, biographer, novelist and journalist. He lives in London.

History Cased January £25.00 700pp 234 x 153mm 16pp b/w, 8pp colour illustrations, 6 maps 978 0 297 85265 0 Markets: World XUSAC USA: Knopf; Translation: Capel & Land; Serial: W&N X 19