Joan Of Arc


Many people have heard the name , but have never known
what she did and what happened to her. was bold, fearless and
powerful. During her short lifetime Joan helped many people and got a death
sentence in return. I'm going to tell her story in my report.

Joan of Arc was born in Doremy, in the Duchy of Loraine, which we
now know as France. She was born a peasant and was taught things like
sewing, hoeing, and shepherding. In 1428 she went to live in a Castle in
Vancouleurs. While she was young she enjoyed singing and dancing. Joan was
very pious and she went to mass and confession quite often. When she was 13
years old Joan started hearing voices and seeing visions in her head. ...

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France Joan used the voices in her head to help the
Dauphin, Charles VII. She told the Dauphin how she was capable of saving
France and she was given a large French army to lead. The army she was
given won many wars against the English and helped the French in the
Hundred Years' War. This gave her a place of honor next to the king in the
Cathedral. Charles was against any further battles against the English. In
1430 Joan fought the English again at Compiegne, but this time she didn't
have Royal permission. Joan was forced to surrender to the Burgundian
soldiers who caught her and put her in prison where she was badly treated.
She tried to escape two times. The second time Joan tried escaping by
jumping from a high tower, which caused many injuries. Joan was later
bought back by some English allies.

During her trial in Rouen, Joan was accused of wearing men's
clothes and doing the work of the devil. The trial was 14 months long.
During the trial she quit dressing like a man and ...

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Added: 12/29/2003 02:58:36 AM
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