Ye Old Superstars
Biographical Overview of the Middle Age's Superstars
King John: King John was born December 24th, 1166 A.D. in Oxford, England and died October of 1216 A.D. His birth nickname is John Lackland, because his father had no more land for him.He was the son of Henry II. His nickname was John Softsword for his men being defeated while protecting nobles.
Joan of Arc: Joan of Arc's original birth name is Jeanne d'Arc. She was born in 1412 A.D. and died May 30th 1431 A.D. Her nickname was the Maid of Orleans. She was a very devout, determined, and courageous woman. She lived in what now today is called Eastern France.
William the Conqueror
William the Conqueror in his battle armor
King John's Tomb
King John's tomb in the chancel of Worcester Cathedral
Joan of Arc on Horseback
Joan of Arc riding horseback in her battle armor
King John: The most famous quote about King John was "Hell itself is fouled by the presence of John". King John fought in many battles in the war against France. He became king when his brother Richard died in the battle of France. King John was the fifth son of Henry the second. He was involved in settling a dispute about the Archbishop of Canterbury's death with the new pope.
Joan of Arc: Joan of Arc's most memorable quote is "I am not afraid.....I was born to do this". She led many battles in The Hundred Year War and was very successful. She was burned at the stake when she was 19 years old. 25 years after her death she was patronized as a saint.
William the Conqueror Sailing
William the Conqueror sailing to England
King John's Castle
The Bunratty Castle of King John
Joan of Arc Captured
Joan of Arc being captured and taken to burn at the stake
King John: King John decided to buy new alliances during the truce of 1206-1208 A.D. He is most known for his signing of the Magna Carta and his high taxes. The Magna Carta reduced the political power of the monarchy but formed a powerful parliment. He also fought in the crusades.
Joan of Arc: Joan's valiant actions at the Battle of Orlean led up to the crowning of King Charles. She showed that women were just as equal as men and paved the way for future women leaders. The most important decision Joan of Arc ever made was to follow the voice she had been hearing, because it lead to many French victories.
William Taking the Denied Throne
William was denied the throne, so he assembled an invasion fleet of 600 ships and 7000 soldiers.
King John's Throne
King John sitting on his royal throne
Joan of Arc in Battle
Joan of Arc leading the French army in battle