The Legend of Pope Joan by Peter Stanford (ISBN - 9780805039104)
(USED) Very good condition
"The story of Pope Joan, an Englishwoman who disguised herself as a man and became pope in the middle of the ninth century, has seized people's imagination for over a thousand years. Despite dismissals of the tale as improbable-- indeed, impossible-- historical fantasy, the legend persists.
Is the tale nothing more than folklore fed by Protestant propagandists determined to undermine the authority of the papacy? Or did Joan really exist, deceiving the authorities and becoming pope?"