At age 13, A peasant girl named Joan saw a light and heard the voice of God, and God told Joan to save France and drive out the English.
Wait God, you seriously want me to fight for the French?
Since 1337, The English and French had been fighting the Hundreds year war. King Henry obtained the French throne and Charles became king.
We need to save Joan.
In the spring of 1429, Joan guided Charles's troops toward Orleans, which the English had had under siege for six month. The french feared that if they lost that city they would lose all of France.
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In may 1430, Burgundy's army of 6,000 soldiers prepared to attack a French-held town, and Joan's army only had 300 soldiers. So at five in the evening, she launched a surprise attack. When the towns mayor saw English troops approaching, he closed the drawbridge, trapping Joan outside.
We were planning on attacking the Burgandy army but they trapped Joan under the drawbridge. oh no!
The English and the Catholic church put Joan on trial for witchcraft and for heresy, or spreading beliefs that violate accepted religious teachings. They hoped that, by proving that god did not guide Joan, they could undermine Charle's vll's right to the French throne.
A huge crown, gathered in Rouen on May 30, 1431, to watch Joan be burned at the stake. Her remarkable life shows with faith, courage, and determination. She also showed that woman can be brave and effective leaders.