Joan Of Arc Research Paper

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“I do not fear the soldiers, for my road is made open to me; and if the soldiers come, I have God, my Lord, who will know how to clear the route that leads to messire the Dauphin. It was for this that I was born!" These are the words that Joan of Arc, also known as the Maid Of Orléans exclaimed to a woman while traveling to Chinon to talk to the king-to-be Charles VII at about 16 years of age.

Joan of Arc was born around 1412 in Domrémy, northeastern France to a father named Jacques d’Arc and Isabelle Romée. Joan was a shepherdess and looked after the sheep, but she preferred household jobs and chores. During this time, the Hundred Years’ War was raging. In 1415, King Henry V of England invaded northern France. In 1420, the Treaty of Troyes was signed. This treaty was an agreement that King Henry V would inherit the throne of France because of the death of King Charles VI of France.

Around this time in 1425, Joan started receiving visions from St. Michael, St. Margaret of Antioch and St. Catherine of Alexandria. The Saints told Joan to assist Charles VII to free France from the English. She was only 13 at the time so Joan just continued praying and …show more content…

When Joan was in Orléans for giving out supplies, she suddenly had the urge and inspiration to fight! Joan armed herself and traveled quickly to an English fort. Her arrival excited and pumped up the French troops fighting there and they surrounded the fort. The day after, she sent a letter of disobedience and defiance to the English. On may 6th, she moved towards another fort of the English. The English instantly abandoned the fort and moved to another area where more English troops were. Joan and a commander La Hire attacked them successfully. After that, Joan and La Hire advanced on another fort and the French troops sustained the attacks until the English were found retreating! Joan Of Arc was named Maid of Orléans because of her courage against the

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