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Joan of Arc Picture Gallery

Images of the peasant girl who changed the history of France


Joan was a simple peasant girl who claimed to hear the voices of saints telling her she must help the Dauphin gain the throne of France. This she did, leading armed men during thee Hundred Years' War and inspiring her countrymen in the process. Joan was eventually captured by Burgundian forces, who turned her over to their English allies. An English court of Church officials tried her for heresy, and she was ultimately burned at the stake. She was 19 years old.

Joan's martyrdom did much to unite and invigorate the French, who turned the tide of the war and at last drove the English out of France 20 years later.

The images here depict Joan at various phases of her short life. There are also several statues, monuments, and a copy of her signature. There are no contemporary portraits, and Joan was described by some as rather plain and somewhat masculine; so the lovely feminine images appear to be inspired by her legend more than by the facts.

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From the 15th centuryMiniature of Joanon HorsebackManuscript Illustration of Joanfrom a 15th-Century ManuscriptSketch of Joanby Jules Bastien-LepageJeanne d'Arc
by Eugene ThirionJeanne d'Arc and the archangel Michaelby Jean Auguste Dominique IngresJoan at the Coronation of Charles VIIby Paul DelarocheJoan of Arc is interrogated by the CardinalJehanneThe Signature of Joan of Arc
c. 1912Portrait of Joan
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