Girl Soldiers: Joan of Arc

When I asked people about the topic of Girl Soldiers one of the first names they responded with was Joan of Arc. She is one of the most well-known women in history who achieved a somewhat notorious reputation, all before dying at the age of 19. There is no specific...

Joan the Farm Girl

Joan was a peasant farmer’s daughter from eastern France. The third of five children, Joan grew up with no education other than religion. From a young age, Joan heard the voices of saints, including St. Margaret. The saints ordered her to lead the French resistance to the English invasion in the Hundred Years War and assist the King of France in regaining his kingdom.

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