Joan of Arc's life is an exciting and intriguing tale of a girl who heard voices telling her to save France and obeyed them. Following the orders of these voices, she persuaded the crown prince of France to let her lead an army to free the city of Orleans from the English. Immensely successful in that campaign, she and her army fought their way to Rheims, where the crown prince was named king of France. Her real heroism, however, manifested itself in a courtroom where she battled the prejudices of the men who ultimately had her burned at the stake as a heretic. In 1920, 400 years after her execution, the Roman Catholic Church recognized her as a saint. Centuries after her death, the girl who changed the course of the Hundred Years' War continues to fascinate and inspire. Read about her amazing life in Joan of Arc: Religious and Military Leader, featuring full-color and black-and-white images, engaging sidebars, suggestions for further reading, and a handy index for researchers.
Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Chronology. Bibliography. Further resources. Notes. Web sites. Index.
About the Author(s)
Janet Hubbard-Brown has written numerous books for children and young adults, including Chaucer, Hernando de Soto and His Expeditions Across the Americas, and The Labonte Brothers, all for Chelsea House. She is a regular contributor to Vermont Magazine. Hubbard-Brown also teaches fiction and is a freelance editor in Fayston, Vermont.