Famous In the Days and Famous Today
Joan Of Arc
-Died on May 30th, 1431 in Rouen, France
-Joan was a catholic saint who had visions and believed that god was talking to her. it didn't help that she was illiterate so people already thought she was crazy.She was told to be a brave and fearless female on the battle field and highly religious catholic.
-In 1425 she said "When i was thirteen, I had a voice from god to help me govern myself"
-she rescued Orleans from the English
-Joan's forces broke the siege of Orleans in only 10 days, and the English fled.
-She jumped of a 4.6 story building and didnt even get hurt
-She was guilty of witch craft and burned at the stake
-A few years after her death people realized that they made a mistake by killing her and that God was really talking to her so they made her a saint
William the Conqueror
-Died on September 9th, 1087 in Rouen, France
-He was an English king
-One of his nicknames was "Duck of Normandy"
-Married Matilda of Flanders
-He had four sons and 6 daughters. His sons were Robert Curthose, Richard, William Rufus, and Henry. His daughters were Agatha, Constance, Adela, Cecilia, Adeliza, and Matilda.
Portrait of William the Conqueror, King of England.
William the Conqueror (on horseback), painting. The Library of Congress.
William I (William the Conqueror
-In 1066 he conquered England
-When William defeated the English at he Battle of Hastings on October 14th, one of his sons died
-his younger nephew, Arthur , had a better/stronger claim to the throne sp John got him murdered