HFM 029 | The Most Powerful Women in the Middle Ages, Part 2: Joan of Arc (1412-1431): The Maiden of Orléans and History’s Most Lethal ‘Heretic’

August 19, 2013

Books, Podcast

Joan of Arc has one of the most incredible stories in history. How did an illiterate peasant lead an army into victory against England in the Hundred Years War? Learn about her upbringing, her visions from God, how she learned years of military strategy in a matter of weeks, and why she convinced King Charles VII to give her command of the army even though she had no combat experience.

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About Michael Rank

Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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