Joan Of Arc In Domremy, France

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Joan of Arc In Domremy, France, 1412, Joan of Arc was born to Jacques d’Arc and Isabelle Romee. During Joan’s childhood, France was divided because King Henry V of England defeated the French at Agincourt after he had successfully invaded France. This made the country very divided and weak. When Joan turned twelve, she started to have visions. She felt that God’s voice was telling her to renew the French nation. Joan said that St.Michael, St.Catherine, and St.Margaret told her to renew the French nation and to also bring Charles VII, the Dauphin, to Reims for his coronation, in her first vision. Joan asked a kinsman, Durand Lassois, to take her to Count Robert de Baudricourt in Vaucouleurs where she petitioned the Garrison commander, so…show more content…
With Joan as the leader, the army was inspired again. Before her, they had only attempted one attack and lost badly during the siege of Orleans. The French army attacked and captured Saint Loup on May 4th and then in a bloodless battle, captured Saint Jean le Blanc on May 5th. Joan wanted another attack at Orleans but the English thought that if they locked the gates of the city that they could prevent Joan from attacking; but they were wrong. She got soldiers and townsmen to help her and forced the mayor to unlock a gate. Joan attacked Les Tourelles, which was an English stronghold, on May 7th. She got wounded in the shoulder by an arrow but returned to the battle and the French claimed…show more content…
At Rouen, January 9th, 1431, her trial began. Nowadays, it has been proved that trials back then for people were motivated by the politics of the time and that the trials were wrong. The court at that time denied Joan any legal court at all. Whenever they tried her, they accused her of witchcraft, but it has been proven that she was a virgin and therefor could not have been involved with witchcraft in the law of the day. She surprised the clergy staff by displaying large amounts of courage and intelligence. Joan said that all those present at her trial whenever it first started were against her and she asked for clergymen from the French side to be
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