The People of the Middle Times

I'm Talking About the Middle Ages

Joan "The Maid" of Arc

Biographical Information

  • Born: 1412 in Domremy, France
  • Died: May 30, 1431 in Rouen, France
  • Nationality: French
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One Hair-Raising Fact

Joan of Arc inspired the bob haircut, which originated in Paris in 1909.


“Courage! Do not fall back.”

― Joan of Arc

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Words to Describe Arc

  • "A strong and courageous woman, touched by god." -King Henry VII
  • "She is an inspiration to us all" -French soldier
  • "Touched by god? More like touched in the head!" -Local drunk

Memorable Moments

Joan, with her victories in battle, helped secure Henry VII's acension to the throne of France. Arc, at 17, also completely reversed a war in a handful of months. What were you doing when you were 17?

Significant Conflicts

Joan played a pivotal role in the 100 years’ war. Miss d'Arc was also know for being burned at the stake as a heretic when she was 19.


  • She was a strong independent role model, who inspired all of France.
  • Helped in Henry VII’s ascension to throne.
  • Completely reversed a war in a couple of months at 17.
  • Joan played a pivotal role in the 100 years’ war, which shaped life today

William the Conqueror

Biographical Info

  • Born: c. 1027 in Falaise, France
  • Died: September 09, 1087 in Rouen, France
  • Nationality: English

Words to Describe Their Character

  • “…mild to those good men who loved God, but severe beyond measure to those who withstood his will.”
  • Wise

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Significant Conflicts

  • The battle of Hastings
  • 100 Years War

Memorable Moments

  • Brought archery and trade across the Channel
  • Doomsday book

A Funny Fact

William’s jester was the first casualty of the Battle of Hastings the entertainer rode beside William during the invasion. When they reached enemy lines, he taunted the English by juggling his sword and was killed, starting the skirmish.
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“Look I have already grasped my Kingdom.”

-William the Conqueror


William was important because he established a new order in England, and he ended the conflict between the Danes and the Saxons by making himself King

King John or John Lackland

Biographical Information

  • Born:24 December 1166
  • Died:18/19 October 1216
  • Nationality: English
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Words to Describe John

• Violent

• Short-tempered

• Greedy

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Memorable Moments

  • Magna Carta
  • Lost of Normandy
  • Fight with Innocent 3rd


“Pitiful and pitied by no one...His brother, John, depletes his kingdom with iron [the sword] and lays it waste with fire. In all things the Lord has turned cruel to me and attacked me with the harshness of his hand. Truly his wrath battles against me."

-Elanor of Aquitaine

Johnny's Fun Fact

John died after eating too many peaches and drinking too much ale.


  • The signing of the Magna Carta reduced the power of the monarchy.
  • The reduction of the monarchy helped shape our government today.
  • Fought in the crusades, though his brother is better known for that.