Joan of Arc (c. 1412 a 30 May 1431), nicknamed qThe Maid of OrlAcansq (French: La Pucelle d'OrlAcans), is considered a heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. She was born to a peasant family at DomrAcmy in north-east France. Joan said she received visions of the Archangel Michael, Saint Margaret and Saint Catherine instructing her to support Charles VII and recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War. The uncrowned King Charles VII sent Joan to the siege of OrlAcans as part of a relief mission. She gained prominence after the siege was lifted in only nine days. Several additional swift victories led to Charles VII's coronation at Reims. On 23 May 1430, she was captured at CompiAugne by the allied English-Burgundian faction. She was later handed over to the English, and then put on trial by the pro-English Bishop of Beauvais Pierre Cauchon on a variety of charges. After Cauchon declared her guilty she was burned at the stake on 30 May 1431, dying at about nineteen years of age.Joan of Arc (c. 1412 a 30 May 1431), nicknamed aquot;The Maid of OrlAcansaquot; (French: La Pucelle da#39;OrlAcans), is considered a heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint.
|Title||:||Joan of Arc|
|Author||:||Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower|
|Publisher||:||Bookdepth - 1893|