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Saint Joan Of Arc The Maid Of France Saint Joan of Arc was born in Domremy in Lorraine France in 1412 Until the age of seventeen years she lived the life of a simple shepherdess At this time she was commanded by Heavenly Voices to lead the French armies against the English forces which had invaded France She did so with great success Betrayed she was tried by civil and apostolic courts and condemned to death She was burned alive at the stake in Rouen May 31 1431 A later trial established her innocence and after due process she was declared a Saint in 1920 Domremy was a small village in the Meuse Valley Jacques dArc Jeannes father and mother Isabelle Zabillet were described by their neighbors They were good and faithful Catholics good working-people of good reputation leading an honest life according to their condition No contemporary picture exists of Jeanne dArc She denied ever sitting for a portrait What did this female soldier of the 14th century look like The Princess of Hungary Eugelide led us to believe that Joan had a short neck and a little bright red mark behind her right ear Jeanne begins to be mentioned in history as a young girl of 12 13 years old Jeanne was born into a family of healthy parents she did her housework worked in the fields tended the cattle and took part as a member of a country family With these tasks one might expect Jeanne to have rough hands dark skin from spending so much time in the sun and strong muscles It would be expected that a future soldier must be tough and sturdy in order to lead the life which she led for herself The people of Domremy testified that Jeanne had moral character and a sweet nature Consistent accounts are given that Jeannes hair was short and black that she had brown
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