Joan of Arc is a peasant girl from northern France. At the age of 13, she heard voices about how France was in chaos. This continued, even though she was a normal, everyday person.
France is in chaos?
Since these voices continued, she decided to do something about it. As France was divided by tension, she cut her hair and dressed as a man. She later met with king Charles to join the army.
I must join the armyto fight for France
Joan's first challenge was to go to the city of Orleans. She led the French army to Orleans. With a sword and a banner, she filled the French with hope. In the battle, Joan was shot in the shoulder with a arrow, and pulled it out!
I will fill them with hope!
Joan's army was deserted with only 300 soldiers left, she conducted a surprise attack. As the king saw European soldiers approving, he closed the draw bridge. This trapped Joan out, leading to her capture.
The English catholic church put Joan on trial. There were 70 accusations against her. She finally confessed about witchcraft
She will burn at the stake!
A huge crowd gathered on May 30, 1431. Joan showed great courage at the stake. She later became a legend and a saint.