Skip to comments.1431: Joan of Arc
Posted on 05/29/2020 11:29:34 PM PDT by CheshireTheCat
On this date in 1431, Joan of Arc (also Jeanne dArc, even though dArc wasnt really her name at all) was burned at the stake for heresy in the marketplace of Rouen, France. Very much has been written and said about this strange figure, the Maid of Orleans not quite so much larger than life as she seems otherworldly to it: in her mystical exaltation, in her unthinkable elevation from the illiterate peasantry to military command (and bizarrely effective intervention in the intractable Hundred Years War). Apotheosis to the ranks of Frances national heroes is the least of it; Joans iconography extends well outside her homelands and well beyond the project of feudal restoration that was her short lifes concern.
Her myth has had a robust afterlife, but her accomplishments in the flesh were quite real staggering, even. At the nadir of Frances fortunes, she convinced the French dauphin Charles VII of her divine inspiration in April 1429 and, far more aggressive (and some would say lucky) than the armys noble commanders, immediately relieved the English siege of Orleans. By July, she had captured Reims, where Charles was crowned king.
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Thanks for posting. Always fascinating.
Whatever thing men call great, look for it in Joan of Arc, and there you will find it. It took six thousand years to produce her; her like will not be seen in the earth again in fifty thousand. She is easily and by far the most extraordinary person the human race has ever produced.
Out of all his many writings, he was most proud of the historical novel he wrote about Joan of Arc.
All done before she turned 20.
Glad to see the reference to the 1928 film
Joan is definitely a favorite of mine. Recommend to anyone to read her trial transcripts. She’s fearless (for the most part) and sharp!
What would Joan have been in five or ten years time, had she...”
Joan was not a rebel.
She had no big ambitions or vision.
She never aspired to more than what she was to begin with..She honored God and her own father.
She attended Mass 3 times a day.
She would have considered many of the people cited in the story as lionizing her to be hell bound.
She was utterly intractable in her Faith.
She was a sister who really cooked.
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