Fabtastic Heros!

Joan of Arc, King John, and William the Conqueror

Joan of Arc

Biographical Information

-Born: 1412 in Domremy, France
-Died: May 30, 1431 in Rouen, France
-Nationality: French
-Occupation: "French Saint"

Joan of Arc's actual name was Jehanne d’Arc. She was born 1412 in Domremy, France and died May 30th 1431 in Rouen, France. Some people labeled her as a crazy 15 year with with a bad attitude, but others called her the Maid of Heaven.
Majority of Joan's lifetime she and her family lived as peasants in Domremy, France. Which was renamed as Doremy La Pucelle, which means "Domremy the Maid to honor Joan."

Memorable Moments + Importance

At the age of 12 Joan started to hear voices in her head which she claimed was God's way of communicating with her; Though modern scientist believe have "diagnosed" her with epilepsy ranging to schizophrenia. At the age of 15 she lead french soldiers to victory over the English during the Battle of Orleans. Which gave her the name "Maiden of Orleans." although Joan was perceived as a fearless warrior she never actually went in combat. She was more so a inspirational mascot to help her troops in battle. Joan was also known for her uncontrollable temper.

Every man gives his life for what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing, and so they give their lives to little or nothing. One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it…and then it’s gone.

But to surrender who you are and to live without belief is more terrible than dying – even more terrible than dying young
Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc is important because she an extraordinary girl. The uniqueness of Joan was she claimed God and his saints spoke to her through her vision. Due to the voices she heard she did remarkable things at such a young age, such as being the youngest person to command an army of a nation. Not only did she lead an army of men, but she also helped Charels VII become a king during the 100 Years War. She is a crucial piece to history.

Willam the Conqueror

Biographical Info

Born: 1027, Falaise

Died: September 9, 1087, Rouen

Full name: William I
Buried: Abbey of Saint-Étienne, Caen

Children: Henry I of England, William II of England, More

Parents: Herleva, Robert I, Duke of Normandy

-As a child he lived in a violent place. After his Father died many of his lords tried to murder him, twice for not being born into marriage. After that he became very independent and showed no mercy to anyone who revolted against him.

Memorable Moments + Importance

Due to his reckless childhood William became a violent and harsh ruler. To anyone, or any village who showed dishonor to him, During the Battle of Hastings he crossed English Channels he defeats his arch nemesis Harold. 1066-1087 William became ruler of England.

"See I grasp England in my hand".
-William the Conqueror

He shaped England's feudal system so kings and not the noble have supreme power. He also created survey in England to help the kings set up a central tax system. This became known as the Doomsday book.

King John

Biological Info

Born: December 24, 1166, Beaumont Palace

Died: October 19, 1216, Newark-on-Trent

Buried: Worcester Cathedral

Children: Henry III of England, Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, More

Spouse: Isabella of Angouleme (1200–1216), Isabel, Countess of Gloucester (1189–1199)
Parents: Henry II of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine
-he was a very short-tempered person and very greedy.

-He hated both his parents and tried to kill them.

Memorable Moments + Importance

He accepted a document called the Magna Carta otherwise he'd be killed. Because of the Magna Carta he could now collect taxes from the nobles unless he had their consent, and he also couldn't take property without paying for it. Because he accepted the Magna Carta he must obey the rules as well his subjects.

"Mad world! mad kings! mad composition!"
-King John