Joan of Arc

Title

Joan of Arc

Subject

Military leader

Description

Woman who led the French army to many victories in the Hundred Years' War

Creator

Amy French

Source

Image: Miniature portrait, 15th c., public domain

Birth Date

1412

Birthplace

Domremy-la-Pucelle, France

Death Date

1431

Occupation

Military

Biographical Text

Joan was a visionary who led the French army to victories that ended the Hundred Years War with England. Joan dressed as a man, addressed men as equals, and led men into battle. After leading the French to victory, she was captured by enemy forces and handed over to the English, who orchestrated her trial for heresy and eventual burning at the stake. Joan’s judges were troubled by her dressing as a man and forced her to wear women’s clothing, at which point she was raped by her jailers and returned to male dress for protection. Joan was eventually canonized and became St. Joan in 1920.

Bibliography

Devries, Kelly. Joan of Arc: a Military Leader. (Sutton Publishing,  1999).

Pernoud, Regine and Marie-Veronique Clin. Joan of Arc: Her Story. (St. Martin's  Press, 1999).

Archive with transcripts from Joan's trial: http://archive.joan-of-arc.org/

Files

Joan_of_arc_miniature_graded.jpg

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Date Added
June 12, 2014
Collection
Other
Item Type
Person
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Citation
Amy French, “Joan of Arc,” Women Who Dared, accessed November 15, 2018, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/35.