Joan of Arc is the modern-day name for the teen-aged woman who, motivated by voices she heard, fought to expel the English from France and to crown Charles VII French King.
The teen-aged woman who expelled the English from France Charles VII. A national hero in France France, Joan of Arc led French forces at the age of 18 in victory against the English at Orleans.
The mad King Charles VI gave the national heroine of France armour and a horse, and allowed her to accompany the army at Orleans, site of an English siege. With no training in warfare, Joan of Arc persuaded embattled Crown Prince Charles Valois to let her guide a French army into the besieged city of Orleans, where she achieved a crucial victory against England and its French allies, the Burgundians.
The town of Orleans was added to the epithet Joan of Arc, because this is where she achieved one of her most famous victories, leading French troops victorious over English forces, lifting the siege of Orleans. While the extent of Joan of Arcs impact in the early battles is uncertain, she gained a great deal of fame when, against her commanders decisions, she led the attack on a major English stronghold, winning French territory again. She was enormously influential during the Hundred Years War, actually leading France to victory, inspiring troops with hope that had been lacking for years.
Saint Joan of Arc had visions, which came from God, leading to Frances liberation from English domination during the Hundred Years War; however, she was captured, tried for heresy, and crucified. Joan of Arc (Jeanne DArc, c. 1412-1431 CE) was a medieval farmer who claimed to have received visions from God, turning the tide of the Hundred Years War in favour of French victory. France believed that young Joan of Arc was the key element of the war, as she came to Frances rescue just as they were reaching the point of collapse.
Soon afterwards, Joan and troops went on to capture a number of English strongholds, and due to a break in siege, and ensuing victories, allowed Dauphin Charles VII to march on Reims for the Dauphins coronation. The French were so successful that the Burgundians at Rheims surrendered Rheims and opened its gates unopposed, and the sitting French King was crowned King of France at the Cathedral at Rheims, according to tradition, with Joan of Arc at his side, in July 1429.
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