Her Life History
During Joan's lifetime, the English had taken over Northern France and there were numerous battles between the French and English forces.
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.
Joan of Arc was born in the small village of Domremy in France.
At age 13, Joan heard the voices of three angels: Archangel Michael, Saint Catherine, and Saint Margaret.
Joan sought the approval of the village's local military commander, Robert de Baudricourt. She wished to join the army.
Joan inspired her soldiers to break into the city. They saved its defenders and took it back from English forces.
Joan helped defeat enemy forces. Charles VII was able to be crowned king.
While defending a town in France, Joan was captured by Burgundian troops. They later sold her to the English.
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.
Joan was unjustly convicted as being a heretic and was burned at the stake.