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There are people in history that become an inspiration to people in later years These people do only what they think and feel is the right thing to do Many years later they are recognized for their achievements and honored for them Joan of Arc is one particular woman who had a great impact on the history of France She helped to lead them to victory over the English during the Hundred Years War Her motivation and determination gave the French army a new cause to fight Her perseverance to be allowed to fight for what she believed in inspired them and many others to a great extentJoan was born in 1412 to a peasant family At birth she was given the name Jeanne dArc Joan was brought up as a Roman Catholic which later had a great impact on her decision to join the French army It is said that the voices of St Michael St Catherine and St Margaret told her to go and fight with the army Michlet 1957 She listened to the voices for some time before deciding to actually do what they were telling her to do When she finally decided to go and attempt to join the army She was at first rejected by Captain Robert de Baudricourt and not allowed to fight She accepted this for the time being until the Saints came back to her and told her to try again Once she went back again to ask permission to fight she won the hearts of the people who then helped to convince Baudricourt she would be perfectly capable of fighting PernoudJoan went through the same training as everybody else After the training was finished she began to fight The determination that she possessed was more then most of the other soldiers this gave them a new energy and excitement about fighting and they were more determined then ever to defeat the English The newly found
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