Humanities-Joan of Arc project
At the age of 13, Joan heard voices, of Saints or God, no one knows. She was just a northern French peasant girl, attending mass and frequently praying to God. The voices told her to put the dauphin on the throne and save France from the English
I see a light, and there are voices. They're telling me to save France.
After the voices, Joan cut her hair and put on men's clothes. During that time, it was dangerous to travel so she rode to a nearby fort and asked the commander for protection. When she got to Charles's kingdom, she had found him in the crowd and told him that she had been sent by God to save France.
Joan got a suit of armor from and a church sword from Charles and with her banner she filled the French with hope and led them to the Battle of Orleans. She guided the troops and soon overwhelmed the English. In a later battle at Orleans, she was hit by an arrow but kept fighting. She soon got the name "Maid of Orleans".
After putting the dauphin on the throne, Joan was soon captured. She had 300 soldiers to fight the Burgunders but they had to retreat to Compiegne. The town mayor saw the Burgunder troops and closed the drawbridge, trapping Joan outside. She was captured by the Burgunders and the English paid ransoms for her.
Thanks. Here's your money.
Here you go, Joan of Arc.
The English and the Catholic Church put her on trial in Rouen for witchcraft and heresy. Joan warned the Bishop that was accusing her that she was sent by God and he was making a mistake. The Bishop didn't believe her and she signed a confession because of fear but soon took it back. Her trial held many questions for her but her courageous answers stood up to the English.
You're making a mistake Bishop. I was sent by God to save France.
Joan was burned at the stake, a common punishment for witches. After her death. the dauphin forced the English out of France and united the country. Later, Joan's family reopened her case and she was found innocent of all charges. Joan of Arc became a legend and a saint. Saint Joan is one of the greatest saints of all time.
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