Photographer's Note

Joan asserted that she had visions from God that instructed her to recover her homeland from English domination late in the Hundred Years’ War. The uncrowned King Charles VII sent her to the Siege of Orléans as part of a relief mission. She gained prominence when she overcame the dismissive attitude of veteran commanders and lifted the siege in only nine days. Several more swift victories led to Charles VII's coronation at Reinms and settled the disputed succession to the throne. However, She did not know her destiny, a dark cloud hung over her life. She was captured by the Burgundian, sold to the English, tried by an Ecclesiastical court, and burned at the stake on May 30th when she was 19 years old.

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Additional Photos by Nobu Nobudy (nobuikehonda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 66 N: 1256] (3848)
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