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Leadership Of Joan Of Arc

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There have been many astonishing military leaders. From Alexander the Great, to Julius Caesar, to Constantine the Great, and to Saladin. However, how many female military leaders do you know? Joan of Arc is one of the most successful female leaders out there. Before she led an army, Joan was just an ordinary peasant living in medieval France. She believed that God had selected her to lead a victory over England. She convinced prince Charles of Valois to allow her to lead a French army to the confined city of Orléan, where it achieved a momentous victory over the English and their French allies, the Burgundians. After the prince was crowned King Charles VII, Joan was seized by Anglo-Burgundian forces. She was then tried for witchcraft along with heresy, and was found guilty. Since she was found guilty, she was burned at the stake in 1431, at the age of 19. In 1920 she was canonized, but had long been considered one of the greatest saints, and an permanent symbol of French unity. Joan of Arc was from the village of Domrémy, in northeastern France. She was the daughter of a tenant farmer, named Jacques d’Arc. In fact, Joan of Arc is the translated English name. Her real name is Jeanne d’Arc. Joan was not taught to read or write, but instead taught to love her Catholic Church and its teachings. During this time, France was at war with England. (which is later known as the Hundred Years’ War) When she was 13, Joan began to hear voices. She decided that these voices were sent
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