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history meme | 1/8 women | jeanne d’arc

Jeanne d’Arc, more commonly known as Joan of Arc or the Maid of Orleans, is a folk heroine of France and a Roman Catholic Saint. She was born a peasant girl in what is now eastern France. Claiming divine guidance, she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years’ War, which paved the way for the coronation of Charles VII of France. She was captured by the Burgundians, transferred to the English in exchange for money, put on trial by the pro-English Bishop of Beauvais Pierre Cauchon for charges of “insubordination and heterodoxy”,  and was burned at the stake for heresy when she was 19 years old. Twenty-five years after her execution, an inquisitorial court authorized by Pope Callixtus III examined the trial, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr. Joan of Arc was beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920.

Posted: 1 year ago on June 23 , 2013 at 12:03 AM
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Tags: #history #history meme #jeanne d'arc #joan of arc #* #an example that the catholic church can be good #the saints were magnificent #also judaism-christian mythology is pretty interesting
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