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At the age of thirteen, Joan began to have visions of God. In these visions, she claimed that God had been telling her to renew the French nation since they were in a long-lasting war with England.
Joan hadn't told anyone about these visions. That was until these visions told her to speak with Charles de Ponthieu, who was the current but weak leader of the French.
Joan managed to convince Charles into letting her lead an army and lead them into battle. She was only seventeen when she did this. In one year, Joan managed to lead the army in plenty of victories.
A year later, Joan was captured by the Burgundian forces and was sold to the English. There, she was put on trial for witchcraft.
A week later, Joan was found guilty and was sentenced to death by burning on the stake. It is said that more than 10,000 people came to witness her execution.
Despite dying at a young age, Joan of Arc has accomplished many things in her nineteen years of living. Thanks to her, she helped change the course of French history and remains the patron saint of France.
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