When Joan just turned 13, in 1425, she started hearing voices and saw a light. The voices told her to help the heir to the French throne be crowned. She did so and set forth to find Charles the heir to the French throne.
The French army wasn't up to date at the time and that ended up with the English overwhelming the French with their longbows and light armored foot soldiers. The French had heavy armored soldiers equipped with crossbows and cavalry. When Joan of Arc joined in she help lead the French to victory.
The English had control of the Orleans for six months. In Spring, 1429. Joan led Charles' troops to Orleans.. On May 4th Joan led an attack on the English, then when the English were overpowering the French, Joan joined in and overwhelmed the French. Even though she got shot by an arrow she kept on fighting, in the end the French won.
Jessica Clampitt Block 1 11-21-17
Why did you close the moat?
Joan of Arc led an attack, but was greatly outnumbered and had to retreat to Compienge. When the mayor saw the English troops following Joan army, he closed the moat trapping Joan outside. Then the Burgundain leaders captrued Joan and put her on trial.
In Rounen, Joan was trialed by the English and Roman Catholic Church, for witchcraft and heresy. Joan was questioned by the bishop and she answered courageously. Seventy accusations were made against Joan. Afraid, Joan signed a confession. Later she took back her confession. Then was set to be burned at the stake.
Joan was burned at the stake and King Charles led the French for forty years, and was successful at driving the English out of France. Later in, 1455, he family requested that the Pope reopen her case, and was found innocent. In 1920, Joan was named a Catholic Saint.