At age of 13, Joan a peasant girl, started hearing the saints Micheal Catherine and Margaret. She lived a simple life of attending masses and praying to God. She lived in a religious time of 1412 to 1431. At this time King Henry V was in the throne.
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After hearing the voices, they told her to help Charles the rightful heir to the french thrown. At this time the Hundred Years' war was happening where the English where beating the French. She disguised herself as a male and dressed in armor to protect herself. She told Charles that she was going to crown him the King and traveled to Reims.
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After meeting the heir Charles, she told him of her mission and he ordered that a suit of armor was made for her and a sword that was in a church found for her. She then sent of to get the town of Orleans back from the English. As she fought she got hit by an arrow, but that didn't stop her from fighting, there were also attacked a t a monastery.
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After the french troops left her with only 300 soldiers with her and an army of 6,000 English soldiers attacked. The mayor of Compienge saw that the battle was coming to the town so he closed the gates trapping her outside. After her capture Charles did nothing to save her. Then the English ransomed her.
Joan was put on trial at Rouen, the bishop Pierre Cauchon judged her. She said that the thing she did and fought for was told to her by God. The court eventually accused her of 70 accusations.
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She was senteced to death for Heretics and witches, she was burned to death. Her case was reopened years later and she was then said as innocent. Soon after she became a saint for the church and a war hero.