JOAN OF ARC
The Maid of Orleans
She was incredibly loyal to the god of the Roman Catholic Church. At the age of 13, she began to hear voices in her head that she thought were angels. The voices told her to go and pretend to be a man to fight in the war and she did just so later on in her life.
Hundred Years War
Joan played a significant part in the war for she was one of the greatest captains they've ever had.
Battle of Orleans
Her and her men rode on their horses to one of the British forts around Orleans, they attacked immediately.
For the next five weeks, Joan had won battle after battle.
The English took her captive and while in jail she had begun to hear voices again. She had stopped wearing her men's armor.
She was called a witch and burned for heresy.
She was burned at the stake. A pitiful peasant made her a small cross for her to wear while she hung. After she was burned, the English checked to see if she died, then they burned her again to ashes and threw her in France to mock the people she had tried to save.
Many people actually feared what would happen after her death, especially since many claimed that she actually spoke to god. It was even reported that the executor was frightened.
belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious (especially Christian) doctrine.
(Back in the Middle Ages you could be punished for doing so with death by the burning stake.)
After her Death
Roman Catholic Church eventually claimed her to be a saint.
Today, every May 30th in France, people celebrate Joan's great sacrifice to the people.
- At the age of 16, Joan was supposed to get married, but she fought against the court and won.
- Joan was Roman Catholic
- Every time the Church bells rang, Joan got on her knees and prayed.
- Joan never actually fought or killed anyone because when she was admitted into the army, she never learned how to. Instead, she waved a flag around like in one of the pictures above and cheered the army on. She also came up with great battle strategies.
- She was reportedly known to have an extremely violent temper. She would yell at her troops for not going to mass, swearing, and other things.
- Joan of Arc was actually the one who invented the 'bob' haircut.
- Today, she has been diagnosed by medical doctors with numerous mental disorders including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
- Joan was a Capricorn
- In France, daughters did not take their father's surnames but instead their mothers. So, Joan went by Jeanne Romee.
- Joan was said to have dark hair and dark eyes. She was also short and muscular. She even had a red birthmark behind her left ear.