Joan of Arc

Daughter of God By Nakin Lenti

 At age seventeen, Jehanne La Pucelle (1412-1431) or, Joan of Arc, as she is popularly known, claimed a mandate from God to liberate France from decades of English domination.  Since the time of William the Conqueror in 1066, successive English kings, through intermarriage and inheritance, claimed sovereignty over large areas of France, which they used as their personal fiefdoms. The Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453) was an attempt by the English kings to unite France and England under their own crown. At a crucial time in French history she was able to unite the country and turn the tide of the Hundred Years’ War decisively in France’s favor. (read article)

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