Joan of Arc: Religious and Military Leader (Women of by Janet Hubbard-Brown

By Janet Hubbard-Brown

Examine Joan of Arc's remarkable lifestyles in Joan of Arc: non secular and army chief, that includes full-color and black-and-white photographs, attractive sidebars, feedback for extra interpreting, and a convenient index for researchers.

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The French, flush with their recent victory, were itching to fight again. ”8 They left behind food supplies and weapons. Orleans was liberated. There was a great celebration that night. Joan went to see the dauphin, who was thrilled with her achievements. He was not alone. Her victory at Orleans had a huge impact on all French citizens. €. had risen and countered the greatest military effort of their conquerors by throwing them into the Loire—and this feat was credited to a young girl of sixteen or seventeen.

Her voices awoke her in the middle of the night, and she decided to act. There had been a skirmish near the Burgundy Gate. When Joan got there, the English were preparing for an active defense. When Joan appeared, the French fought harder and soon had taken the bastide and fortress. • 41 42 • Joan of Arc In this oil-on-canvas painting by Jean-Jacques Scherrer, the triumphant entrance of Joan of Arc into Orleans in 1429 is depicted. Joan was distressed by the deaths that resulted from this battle, both English and French.

The truth would never be known. Joan was captured by the Bastard of Wandomme and taken to Margny, along with her brother Pierre, Jean d’Aulon, and a few others. The Duke of Burgundy went to see her and put her in the care of Jean de Luxembourg. From there she was taken to a prison at Beaulieu. Capture at Compiègne • Shown above, The Peasant Maid of Orleans in the Hands of the English, by Ronald Wheelwright. Captured by the Burgundians and sold to the English, Joan would find herself not being ransomed as a prisoner of war (as was then the custom), but put on trial as a heretic.

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