Joan of Arc on Trial for Heresy

Joan of Arc on Trial for Heresy

Joan of Arc
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England begins its trial against Joan of Arc. Also known as "The Maid of Orléans," Joan of Arc has become both a secular heroine of France and a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.

Joan of Arc was born a peasant in France, but comes to believes that she has a divine call to fight on behalf of France against the English. Her claims were taken seriously enough for her to be given battlefield command which she used to great effectiveness, achieving several important victories during the Hundred Years' War and helping pave the way for the coronation of Charles VII.

All of this makes her a thorn in the side of the English who, upon capturing her, railroad her with an unfair trail and have her burned at the stake as a heretic.

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