Joan of Arc Ends Siege of Orleans, Major Turning Point in Hundred Years War

Joan of Arc Ends Siege of Orleans, Major Turning Point in Hundred Years War

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Joan of Arc ends the Siege of Orleans. Joan arrived the month before with a relief army for the French forces and quickly made radical changes to the French strategy.

Until her arrival the French defenders had been very cautious, launching just one attack outside the city walls over the previous five months — and even that ended in disaster. Joan of Arc pursues a much more aggressive strategy and begins leading attacks outside Orleans almost immediately.

Each of her attacks on the English are successful, though in this final one, she is wounded by an arrow in her shoulder. Rather than seek medical attention, she pulls out the arrow herself, then leads the final charge. This is a major turning point in the Hundred Years' War between France and England.

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