This Day in History

Joan of Arc is my patron saint, so this holds more importance to me than it will to any of you… =)

Joan of Arc was a French military leader and heroine who was canonized as a saint in 1920, nearly 500 years after she was burned at the stake. Inspired and directed by religious visions, Joan organized the French resistance that forced the English to end their siege of OrlĂ©ans in 1429 and led an army to Rheims where she had the dauphin, Charles VII, crowned king. Captured and sold to the English by the Burgundians, she was later tried for heresy and executed. What was the “nullification trial”? More…