Mistress of the Vatican

Mistress of the Vatican

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Born without a dowry, nearly forced into a convent, and later married off to a man she didn't love, Olimpia Maidalchini vowed never to be poor, powerless, or beholden to any man again. Instead, using her wits, Olimpia became the unofficial ruler of the most powerful institution in the world: the Roman Catholic Church.

The Church firmly states that women must be excluded from church leadership positions—but for more than a decade in the seventeenth century, Olimpia… (more)

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Publisher: HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Collection: HarperCollins e-books

Format: EPUB

File size: 1.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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