Who do you think she was?

Jun 15, 2015

Joan of Arc, Jeanne d’Arc, the Maid of Orléans… the memory of this one young woman is strewn with more labels, projections, myths and downright lies than anyone should have to endure.

Take a look and let us know which of these comes to mind for you when someone mentions her name?

We’d love to hear from you on Facebook – seems to be where the conversations happen lately.

Tomorrow we’ll explain why many of these stereotypes can never have been true.

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Victim, hero, saviour, sufferer, much of it depends on your point of view. The label witch (often a synonym for threat to status quo) does not seem to have been a difficult label to come by at the time. I have ordered a copy of the book and look forward to reading Manda Scott's interpretation.



Thank you! (to be fair, they never called her a witch. She was burned as a heretic, and they said she was the 'woman who consorted with the Fiende (sic) that called itself the Maid of Orleans, but that was to get around the fact that they couldn't countenance a 21 year old girl having faced down their army)

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