May 23rd In History: In 1430, Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc) Was Captivated, But Later She Was Issued To the English People
Jean d'Arc, also known as the Orléans' maiden, is a French hero. Jean was born on January 6, 1412 in Domremi, a family of peasants, who had suffered from war. In the fanatically religious Jean d'Arc, at the end of the hundred-year-long wars, she claimed that she was destined to release France. Joan said she received visions of the Archangel Michael, Saint Margaret, and Saint Catherine of Alexandria instructing her to support Charles VII and recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War. The uncrowned King Charles VII sent Joan to the siege of Orléans as part of a relief mission. She gained prominence after the siege was lifted only nine days later. Several additional swift victories led to Charles VII's coronation at Reims. This long-awaited event boosted French morale and paved the way for the final French victory.