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People/Characters: Pope Joan

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TitlesOrder
Curious Myths of the Middle-Ages by Sabine Baring-Gould
The Female Pope by Rosemary Pardoe
Joanna, the Pope by Daniel Panger
The Legend of Pope Joan: In Search of the Truth by Peter Stanford
The Myth of Pope Joan by Alain Boureau
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Pope Joan by Emmanuel Royidis
Rejected Princesses : Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics by Jason Porath
Uppity Women of Medieval Times by Vicki Leon
Women: Around the World and Through the Ages by Sabrina Mervin

Character description

Pope Joan is a mythical female figure of the Middle Ages. According to stories that have been circulating since at least the 13th century, she disguised herself as a man to become Pope, but died shortly afterwards, having given birth to a baby during a public procession in Rome.

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