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Jeanne d'Arc
« on: August 23, 2005, 04:25:49 PM »
I have always been fascinated by this lady,there are so many myths and legends that abound about her life.I think she deserves her own topic. I have read some fascinating suggestions regarding her. Was she "a Templar" and does she have some bizarre links with Rosslyn in Scotland.? How could a simple peasant girl manage to control the huge war horses they used? Lets discuss her life and times and see what we can make of this captivating creature. Any takers..please.
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2005, 04:31:02 PM »


Well, it was also reported that she stated that saints came to visit her. In one occasion Saint Catherine of Sienna (I think it was this saint!) told her that she must fight with a sword that was hidden under the altar of a church in which Jeanne had never been.

When they got to that church and looked beneath the altar, they found a sword, just as Jeanne had told them; this sword was indeed used by the French heroine!
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Re: Jeanne d'Arc
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2005, 06:19:34 PM »
I done a project on her in school once, but many years ago so I have forgotten most of it . . .  :-/

I beleive she was born in Domremy, and the she claimed to have been visited by Saints Catherine and Margaret and Michael the Archangel. Her parents were Jacques and Isabel d'Arc . . .

Hmm . . . I will see what I can russle up later . . .

Is she the patron saint of France?
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Re: Jeanne d'Arc
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2005, 01:06:20 AM »
A website about her in english :

http://www.jeannedarc.com.fr/centre/english.htm

In the french version, there are more info :

http://www.jeannedarc.com.fr/centre/centre.htm


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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2005, 01:52:37 AM »


I don't know if these are actually supposed to look like her or not.

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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2005, 03:39:03 AM »
The top one is Pre-Raphaelite. It is Rossetti's "Joan of Arc Kissing the Sword" Just love this kind of painting.
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Re: Jeanne d'Arc
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2005, 05:40:01 AM »
Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc) was born in 1412, in the little town Domremy. When she was about 13, she heard voices from 'above'. First they told her to be good and pray much. But later they told her to save France of the English. Her help and support came from the Dauphin, how had funny O legs. Jeanne rescued many towns, but in 1430 she was captivated by Bourgundions (I don't know good how to spell it  :-/). And she died in 30 of may 1431 at the stake. When she died, white pigeons flyd away to all the towns she rescued. Jeanne was 19 when she died.
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Re: Jeanne d'Arc
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2005, 06:12:30 AM »
It should be mentioned that the Dauphin, later Charles VII, made absolutely no effort to save Jeanne.  >:(
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2005, 06:14:53 AM »


Even more, he would have burnt her himself if that had helped him in being more safe in his throne!
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2005, 06:16:35 AM »
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Even more, he would have burnt her himself if that had helped him in being more safe in his throne!

Yes he was, actually, terrible...
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2005, 06:20:01 AM »


But I really don't think it really was his fault. Well yes, he was a selfish man, but it was due to his disastrous upbringing being the son of either a mad man or this man's frivolous brother and a German princess that was less more than a plotter and, how shall I put it?, a woman of relaxed virtue...

He had been declared illegitimate by his own mother and his cousin wanted his throne. He must have felt insecure and being an egoistic person as he was, he didn't care for Jeanne's fate if his own fate was secure!
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Re: Jeanne d'Arc
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2005, 06:21:37 AM »
Poor Jeanne . . . she was canonised in 1920, I think . . .
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2005, 06:29:47 AM »
Yup that was in 1920.
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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2005, 06:33:43 AM »
So I haven't forgotten everything from that project!  :)

Jeanne has some famous quotes attributed to her but I can't remember many (I'm having one of Kim's senior citizen moments despite being 15  ;)) Hmm . . . she said to the troops 'You will never again fear the English' or something of the kind . . .
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Re: Jeanne d'Arc
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2005, 07:05:39 AM »
Grrrr, cheeky, I think in future I will up grade them to "blonde moments" ;)
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