Four Queens The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe by Nancy Goldstone

Cover of: Four Queens | Nancy Goldstone

Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Europe - General,
  • Medieval,
  • Royalty,
  • History / Europe / General,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9432229M
ISBN 100143113259
ISBN 109780143113256

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