Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

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  • A French peasant girl named Joan, started to hear voices at the age of 13. The voices told her to help a man named Charles become king, and to help the French defeat the English in battle. Since she was deeply religious, she decided to listen to the voices that she thought was god. Joan leaves home at 16.
  • Joan we need you to go with the French army and crown Charles.
  • I will do anything for you God.
  • When Joan leaves to join the French they are at a low point in battle. She persuades Charles into letting her fight with the French. Joan is confident and ends up leading the French till the English retreat. The French had to destroy the only bridge that leads into town. All the while Joan is disguised as a boy at the age of 17, in order to fight in the war.
  • Yes you may join the French Army.
  • Thank you so much Charles.
  • Joan and her men show up with many troops to defeat the English. She gets hit with an arrow, but she quickly recovers. As she heals her strong Christianity gets her through the pain. Later she is captured by French traders.
  • This arrow hurts soooooooo bad!!
  • Joan is captured by the French traders and given to the English. The English put out a ransom, but after everything Joan has done for him he declines the offer, the English pay the ransom instead. The only reason they pay it is to kill her indefinitely.
  • Yes, I will do anything!
  • Will you apologize to the church?
  • Joan is later convicted of being a witch and a heretic. Since she knows she is going to die. Joan puts put a fake apology out to the church saying that she lied about the voices, though that isn't true. Later she takes her apology back knowing that it didn't help. She remains guilty and is held in a dungeon filled with physical and mental abuse, soon she will be burned at the stake.
  • This way
  • As she burns Joan does not plea for her life. She repeats Jesus over again as she is executed. She dies at 19, 22 months after her greatest victory. Over 400 years later the church finds her innocent, and in 1920 she is known as a saint.
  • Jesus!
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