Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

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  • At 13, she(Joan) started to hear voices in her head.  Even though she heard these voices she still had a normal girl's childhood.  At one point, her voices told her to help Charles, even though he wasn't king yet, her voices told her to help him become king.  At age 17, Joan left to help the to-be-king, Charles.  
  • I Can hear voices?!
  • Joan came into the army by cutting her hair and dressing like a boy.  In those times, only older boys or men could join the army.  When she got into the army, she assigned a commander to protect her.  In battles, she was one of the strongest warriors out of the whole French army.  She was once shot in the shoulder with an arrow and, pulled it out with ease and came straight back into battle.  Charles also disguised himself to go look for Joan.  
  • I am boy who wants to join your army.
  • Joan's first challenge was to free the whole town of Orleans and bring them to safely.  Since she was one of the strongest warriors on the French army, Joan lead Charles's troops into the battle.  The battle of Orleans is the battle that Joan pulled the arrow out of her shoulder and came back in battle.  
  • Okay All I need to do know is help
  • Joan was the reason for the French winning.  So, there were people who were French that wanted the English to win.  So, they captured Joan and took her to a trial.  She was captured just right outside of the town of Orleans.  She was captured so easily because Charles betrayed her.
  • I am being kidnapped!
  • Joan's trial held in the town of Rouen.  The judge asked her many questions like, "Did God command you to put on men's clothing?"  The people watching the trial, loved and believed Joan's answers to the questions.
  • Yes that is true..
  • After her trial, Joan was sentenced to death.  She was killed by being burnt alive.  She was tied to a wooden pole with rope and was surrounded by flammable items, and all of that was set on fire which was killing her alive with fire.  Her last wish was to have a priest hold a crucifix high for her so that she could see and prey loud enough so that she could hear him(God) over the roar of the flames.  The Catholic Church later realized that Joan was not guilty and was innocent the whole time.  They apologized and made Joan a saint.    
  • I am being burnt to death :(
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