Monday, February 4, 2008

St. Joan of Valois



Terry has a post on St. Joan of Valois, the daughter of Louis XI. Joan was married to the Duke of Orleans, the future Louis XII. When Louis became king, he applied for a decree of nullity, which was granted. Joan became a nun and Louis XII married the widow of Charles VIII, Anne of Brittany. Share

4 comments:

Elisa said...

While I was in college, I read Eleanor Hibbert's novel (under her Jean Plaidy pseudonym) "Mary Queen of France" twice. Joan is a character in the story--I'd wondered what happened to her after she was told that she was going to a convent. The King was certainly determined to get what he wanted.

Terry Nelson said...

I was certain you would post about her. She is a lovely saint and much overlooked. And as you well know - she is also known as Jane.

Anonymous said...

Interesting saint..

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, she is, Jackie! Thanks for the idea, Terry! Isn't it interesting, Elisa, that she fought the annulment.