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Joan had a regular childhood as a peasant and she grew up in a very religious time. As a 13 year old girl, she heard the voices of saints, who told her that it was her job to conquer the English and save France.
At age 17, Joan decided that she needed to listen to the voices and join the French Army. She dressed herself as a boy, cut her hair, and went to a commander to ask for French soldiers to protect her. She convinced the commander and formed a group of soldiers and they set out for Charles' court.
Joan needed to free the city of Orleans, so she led the French army to their first battle. They attacked Orleans and had a great victory. They defeated the English and freed Orleans.
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Joan launched a surprise attack on Burgundy's army which let to the French retreating back to Compiegne, since they only had 300 soldiers. The town's mayor saw the English army coming and closed the drawbridge locking out Joan. Joan was then captured by the Burgundian leaders.
Joan was put on trial for heresy and witchcraft by the Burgundian leaders. Joan stood up to a Bishop and tried to convince him that she wasn't guilty and she was sent from God, but he didn't believe her.
A large crowd gathered together to see Joan of Arc get burned at the stake. Joan was remembered for her great courage and bravery. In 1455, Joan's family had the Pope reopon her case and they found that she was innocent.
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