Hear ye! Hear ye!
Joan of Arc - William the Conqueror - King John
"The Maid of New Orleans"
-At the age of twelve she started to hear voices from St. Michael, St. Catherine, and St. Margaret. She knew things others did not and she had the power to see things others could only imagine. She did her country great honor by leading the French Army into victory over the British during the Hundred Years' war. Sadly, at the age of nineteen, Joan was captured and burned at the stake by the English and their French collaborators as heretic. Her last words were "Jesus, Jesus."
-Five-hundred years after her death in 1431, she was canonized as a Roman Catholic Saint on May 16, 1920.
William the Conqueror
-His nationality was Norman. He was often called William the Bastard because he was the bastard son of Robert I the Duke of Normandy. Although he was labeled it didn't stop him from making accomplishments. The biggest one he is known for is leading the Norman invasion of England. He sadly died in 1087 from a riding accident, but he forever changed the history of Europe.
William of Normandy (seated) negotiates with Harold Godwinson (with mustache) in 1064 Bayeux Tapestry (c. 1090)
Part of the Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror and his triumph at the Battle of Hastings.
Statue of William the Conqueror
-Between 1190-1194 John attempted to overthrow William Longchamp, the Bishop of Ely, and take the throne of England. The legend of Robin Hood started during this period as well.
-In the year 1216 Louis invades England and proclaimed as the King of England even though he wasn't officially crowned. John then escapes to Winchester but gets captured by Louis and dies at Newark. He was buried in Worcester Cathedral.