Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc, also called the Maid of Orleans, was born in the little village of Domremy, within the Barrois region (now known as “Lorrain”) on the border of eastern France. She was born the third of five children to a farmer, Jacques Darc and his wife Isabelle de Vouthon. Her childhood was spent attending her father's herds in the fields and learning religion and housekeeping skills from her mother.
The events in France during these years would set the stage for Joan’s later life and the circumstances surrounding her death. When Joan was about 12 years old, she began hearing "voices" of St. Michael, St. Catherine, and St. Margaret believing them to have been sent by God. These voices ...

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opposition from churchmen and courtiers, the seventeen year old girl was given a small army with which she raised the seas of Orleans in May 8, 1429. At the battle of Orleans in May 1429, Joan led the troops to a miraculous victory over the English. She continued fighting the enemy in other locations along the Loire. Fear of troops under her leadership was so formidable that when she approached Lord Talbot's army at Patay, most of the English troops and Commander Sir John Fastolfe fled the battlefield. Fastolfe was later stripped of his Order of the Garter for this act of cowardice. Although Lord Talbot stood his ground, he lost the battle and was captured along with a hundred English noblemen and lost 1800 of his soldiers. Joan then enjoyed a series of military successes, during which the king was able to enter Rheims and be crowned with her at his side.
In May 1430, as she was attempting to relieve Compiegne, she was captured by the Burgundian’s and sold to the English when ...

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