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Joan of Arc

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Most people like female heroines. Especially women who fight or fought in battle. Joan of arc is a heroine for fighting battles and leading the French army to victory. One thing most people knew about Joan is that she died at a young age. Joan was very young when she was burned at the stake at the age of 19. Her death was horrifying, painful, and wrong. Her death was on May 30 1431 and, Joan was born on January 6 1412. Joan was born in a small village called Domrémy-la-Pucelle in France now. She was given birth to in her own house. Her house was right next to a church, which ended up being Joan’s favorite place to be when she got upset. Her House had three to four bedrooms and a loft upstairs. You had to climb a ladder to get up to the loft. When Joan grew up, she grew up strong and healthy. She had beautiful French features. Her hair and eyes were as black as the night sky without stars. The maid of Orleans was Joan’s nickname but her full name was Saint Joan of Arc Jeanne d’Arc. Joan had four siblings; three brothers who shared one room, and a sister named Catherine. Her brothers’ names were Pierre d’Arc, Jean d’Arc, and Jacquemin d’Arc. Her mother was Isabelle Romée and her father was Jacques d'Arc. Joan’s father was important in the village, he was in charge of collecting taxes. Joan also had a godmother and godfather who went around much. Joan also had a very violent temper. When Joan was 13 when she first “heard voices”. The first place where the voices appeared were in her father’s garden, and she thought they were angels. Doctors today think Joan had mental disorders ranging from epilepsy to schizophrenia. She hears the voices of Saint Catherine, Saint Margaret, and Saint Michael. Joan of Arc had to obey every command th... ... middle of paper ... ...w York, New York, Mifflin Company. 1990. Book 28.) Brooks, Polly Schoyer. Beyond The Myth the Story of Joan of Arc: New York, New York, Mifflin Company. 1990. Book 29.) Brooks, Polly Schoyer. Beyond The Myth the Story of Joan of Arc: New York, New York, Mifflin Company. 1990. Book 30.) Brooks, Polly Schoyer. Beyond The Myth the Story of Joan of Arc: New York, New York, Mifflin Company. 1990. Book 31.) Brooks, Polly Schoyer. Beyond The Myth the Story of Joan of Arc: New York, New York, Mifflin Company. 1990. Book 32.) Brooks, Polly Schoyer. Beyond The Myth the Story of Joan of Arc: New York, New York, Mifflin Company. 1990. Book Source 5 33.) Warner, Marina. Joan of Arc: Berkley and Los Angeles, California, University of California Press. 1981. Book