The Outstanding Three

Joan of Arc, KIng John, and William the Conqueror

Joan of Arc

Biographical info

Joan of Arc was born in 1412, in Domremy, France. She was also known as Maid of Orleans. She died on May 30, 1431 in Rouen, France, at nineteen years old. She will always and forever be remember for her strong will, bravery, and true leadership.

Memorable Moments

She participated in the 100 years war and the Battle of Orleans. She lead a group of men when she was fifteen years old. She heard many voices and saw many visions. One crime that got her killed was wearing pants. Her last words before she died was "Jesus, Jesus"

Importance

  • Helped Charles VII become King of France
  • She decided when the soldiers would attack
  • She proved that women can do anything they put their mind to

King John

Biographical Info

King John was born on December 24, 1167, in Oxford, United Kingdom. Before becoming king, he was called John Lackland. He was a very mean, uncaring, evil, insensitive, and unworthy man. He died on October 19, 1216, in Newark, United Kingdom.

Memorable Moments

King John was a very maniacal man. He tried to kill his parents and his nephew. While he was King powerful nobles joined against him. To stop this he accepted the Magna Carta and had to follow the laws like his subject. He said " If I don't accept the Magna Carta someone would kill him".

Importance


  • He had to choose whether or not to accept the Magna Carta
  • He married Isabella of Angoulême in 1200
  • Earned future protection from the pope
  • Later satisfied his citizens by accepting the Magna Carta


William the Conqueror

Biographical Info

William the Conqueror once called William the Bastard was born in 1027 in Falaise, France. He was a strong-willed, intelligent, and brave man. He ruled England from 1066 to 1087. After he conquered England and the Anglo-Saxons he renamed himself William the Conqueror. On September 9, 1087, William the Conqueror died in Rouen, France.

Memorable Moments

He defeated Harold his enemy at the Battle of Hastings. It took ten months for him to actually reach this goal. William created a survey that helped create the Doomsday book. He shaped England's feudal system while he was king. Also, he ruled England from Normandy.

Importance

  • Became one of the most important political and military leaders
  • He established a strong monarchy
  • He made sure that he had supreme power