Joan of Arc

Her Life History

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Hundred Year's War

1337 - 1453

During Joan's lifetime, the English had taken over Northern France and there were numerous battles between the French and English forces.

Religion

The Catholic Chruch

1416 - 05/30/1431

During her childhood, Joan was raised as a Catholic. She went to confessions and prayed everyday. Her faith never wavered and stayed strong even at her death.

Life

Birth

01/06/1412

Joan of Arc was born in the small village of Domremy in France.

Voices

1425

At age 13, Joan heard the voices of three angels: Archangel Michael, Saint Catherine, and Saint Margaret.

Becoming a soldier

November 1428 - February 1429

Joan sought the approval of the village's local military commander, Robert de Baudricourt. She wished to join the army.

Orleans

April 1429 - May 1429

Joan inspired her soldiers to break into the city. They saved its defenders and took it back from English forces.

Coronation

July 1429

Joan helped defeat enemy forces. Charles VII was able to be crowned king.

Capture

May 1430

While defending a town in France, Joan was captured by Burgundian troops. They later sold her to the English.

Trials

February 1431 - May 1431

Joan was tried for multiple crimes, including heresy, witchcraft, and dressing as a man. She eventually gave in to the bishops' pressure and recanted, but the English handed her over to civil authorities.

Death

05/30/1431

Joan was unjustly convicted as being a heretic and was burned at the stake.