Monday, May 30, 2016

For All the Saints: Joan of Arc

On the Roman Catholic and Anglican calendars, Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc, 1412-1431) is honored today, the anniversary of her execution for heresy. She is, of course, a great heroine of France for her part in the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War. Although she was not canonized until 1920, she became an enduringly legendary figure not long after her death and beyond. The American site has this:

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