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Joan of Arc and a Queen You Didn’t Know.

In this month of the Woman, we’re tackling some interesting  females. And no historical figure is more interesting than Joan of Arc. You know that, but have you heard of the Queen behind the scenes?

Book Cover: The Maid and the Queen, the Secret History of Joan of Arc
Destination: France

Book: The Maid and The Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc (New March 26, 2013) by Nancy Goldstone

Joan of Arc statue in Notre Dame
Joan of Arc statue in Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

When we traveled to France, we made a difficult decision on the fly to skip a planned night in Rouen. Our schedule was going to allow so little time, that we had to miss the famous cathedral and the reminders of Joan of Arc in that ancient city. So we did see the statue shown here in Paris Notre Dame but  although it was the right decision at the time, after reading The Maid and the Queen, I’m doubly sorry that we did not have time for Rouen.  As a matter of fact, one could plan a whole trip to France following the trail of Joan of Arc in the northern portions of the country. If you expanded to visit the various castles of the rulers that are part of this story, you could tour nearly all of France. Continue reading Joan of Arc and a Queen You Didn’t Know.