Joan is a 13 year old peasant girl, who saw a light and heard God speaking to her and told her to free France from the English. When Joan heard the voices France had been in chaos.
Is that God? You want me to fight for the French.
Joan disguised herself by cutting her hair and wearing men's clothing to go fight to free France. She rode to a nearby fort to ask for soldiers to protect her. On February 13, 1429 she set out for Charles court.
Well, here I am wearing mens clothing with my hair very short.
I am ready to fight in all of my armor to free Orleans.
On Joan's journey her first challenge was north to Riems to free the city of Orleans. Charles had already made a suit of armor for her so she could fight but now all she needed was a sword. While Joan was fighting in Orleans she was shot in the shoulder but kept fighting.
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When the towns mayor saw the English attacking he closed the drawbridge leaving Joan trapped outside. The Burgundian leaders captured her and threw her into prison. Charles and his family made no effort to rescue her either. The English paid a ransom for her.
Help me! Please help me!
The people put Joan on Trial for witchcraft and heresy. The court made 70 accusations against Joan. A huge crowd gathered on May 30, 1431 to watch Joan be burned at stake.
I guess this is goodbye to everyone.
IN 1920 Joan was recognized as a saint. Today she is one of the most loved French heroes. She helped restore the throne to a French king. She also proved that woman can be brave and effective leaders. Her ashes were thrown in a river.