The Elected One novel by Alexander P. Dyle

Alexander P. Dyle

The Elected One

Historical Novel

Johanna, the heroine of the story, experiences the greatest adventure, which takes her from a village in the Franconian Empire via the monastery in Fulda to Venice.

To deepen her studies, she travels to the Empire of Byzantium, visits Constantinople and studies in Athens.

She returns to Italy and makes an unprecedented career in Rome, but a secret overshadows her life. Yet everything goes almost perfectly - until the day of the people's election.



A novel based on historical facts about the greatest scandal of the Middle Ages


As paperback: 467 pages

Shrine of Pope Joan in Rome

Hagia Sophia in Constantinople without minarets as it looked like in the 840s when the heroine of history might have visited the city.

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Rome Santa Maria in Cosmedin titular church of Pope Joan according to Joan Morris

Statue in the Vatican, created around 1720, depending on the art guide there is officially another statue (Charlemagne on horse) or it is noted that it is the statue of an early pope or the personification of the church...
Effectively represented we see a woman, dressed with the tiara (at that time with only one crown ring), bishop's vestments, the keys to the Vatican state and the kingdom of heaven, thus clearly as popeess
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Vatican Statue of the female Pope Joan or Personification of the Church?
Coin attributed to Pope Joan Silver Denier c. 856-858 AD

The street in Rome (Via dei Querceti, 27, 00184 Roma RM, Italy) where the climax of a historical event took place, probably in the spring of 858 AD.

Her title church as Cardinal Deacon, Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome, then the church of the Greek community (Schola Graeca) The church has changed little since the 850s.

Coins recently assigned to the popeess, previously probably erroneously assigned to the later John VIII, who however had a different monogram. The coin combines Pope John Anglicus (the Popeess) with Emperor Louis II, probably minted on the occasion of his coronation as Emperor in 856, as the chronicler Conrad Botho stated in his chronicle for that year.