Saint Joan Of Arc: Struggle Against English Invasion Of France

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Saint Joan of Arc was born in 1412 to Jacques d’Arc and his wife Isabell de Vouthon and was raised as a religious French peasant in Domrémy, which is near Lorraine in eastern France. During most of her childhood she cared for her father’s herd in the fields and learned housekeeping skills and religion from her mother. ("CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Joan of Arc") Joan of Arc became famous for leading the struggle against English invasion of France in the Hundred Years War, which actually lasted 116 years. She was given the nickname The Maid of Orleans in honor of her victory against the British.
At the time of Joan’s birth, France was torn apart by a hostile conflict with England since 1337, known today as the Hundred Years War. ("Joan of Arc Biography")In 1420, King Henry V of England, King Charles VI of France and Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy signed the Treaty of Troyes which was supposed to end the Hundred Years War between France and
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At first the messages were personal; however at the age 13, the voices told her to free her country from the English and help the Dauphin Charles gain the French throne. (St. Joan of Arc). Joan convinced the captain of the Charles VII’s forces, and then the Charles himself of her calling. Joan was given her own troops, the rank of captain and wore men’s clothing for battle. Her first task was to lead a French army against the English, who had invaded the city of Orleans. (Joan of Arc - Facts & Summary) In May 1429 she led her troops in a victory in the Battle of Orleans. Joan winning this battle rescued France from what could have been a defeat in the Hundred Years War. Joan continued fighting the enemy along the Loine River. (Joan of Arc - Facts & Summary) On July 1429, Charles VII was crowned King of France, at his coronation Joan was given a place of honor next to the
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