The Maid of Orleans Joan of Arc receiving the Sword of Saint Catherine

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The Maid of Orleans Joan of Arc receiving the Sword of Saint Catherine
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This illustration has been copied from an original Copper Plate engraving published in 1773 Joan of Arc Jeanne d'Arc, 1412 – 30 May 1431), nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" (French: La Pucelle d'Orléans), is a folk heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. She was born to a peasant family in north-east France. Claiming divine guidance, she led the French army to several important victories against England during the Hundred Years' War, which paved the way for the coronation of Charles VII of France. She was captured by the Burgundians, transferred to the English in exchange for money, put on trial by the pro-English Bishop of Beauvais Pierre Cauchon for charges of "insubordination and heterodoxy",[ and was burned at the stake for heresy when she was 19 years old

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