'Joan, Lady of Wales' by Danna R. Messer

'Joan, Lady of Wales' by Danna R. Messer

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The history of women in medieval Wales before the English conquest of 1282 is one largely shrouded in mystery.

This book covers the misfortune of one of the most well-known royal woman of the time - Joan of England, the wife of Llywelyn the Great of Gwynedd, illegitimate daughter of King John and half-sister to Henry III.  The story of Joan is a known, but little-told or understood, it was defined by family turmoil, scandal, divided loyalties and political intrigue.   She was the first woman to be designated 'Lady of Wales', and was known as 'Siwan' to the people of Wales.

 


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