Nancy Goldstone is a historian and author. She is author of Four Queens, The Lady Queen, about Joanna I, and The Maid and the Queen about the relationship between Joan of Arc and Yolande of Aragon and Rival Queens, about the relationship between Catherine de’ Medici and her daughter, Marguerite de Valois. She lives in Westport, Connecticut.
Books by Nancy Goldstone
Interviews with Nancy Goldstone
The Memoirs Of Marguerite De Valois
by Marguerite De Valois
Why Not Say What Happened?: A Memoir
by Ivana Lowell
Casting with a Fragile Thread: A Story of Sisters and Africa
by Wendy Kann
The Mighty Queens of Freeville
by Amy Dickinson
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
by Cheryl Strayed
In her book The Rival Queens, historian Nancy Goldstone explored the destructive relationship between Marguerite de Valois and her mother Catherine de’ Medici. Here she chooses five different memoirs that best explore the emotionally complex dynamics that characterise mother-daughter relationships.
The author of The Maid and the Queen takes us on an enjoyable ride through European history, looking at well-connected women who outwitted their husbands or asserted their independence.