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Joan of Arc's Homeland: Domremy and Vaucouleurs

Joan of Arc’s Homeland: Domremy and Vaucouleurs
by Francois Hagnere 

Around Nancy in Lorraine, let us discover the homeland of Joan of Arc where her heroic epos began.

Domrémy was a border town in the Middle-Ages, surrounded by ramparts. As it became a “Royal Town” in 1365, it was governed in the name of the King of France by the Lord Robert de Baudricourt. This is when Joan of Arc, a young peasant aged 16, came and talked to this governor on  May 13, 1428 and stated she was the only person capable of delivering France from the British. Baudricourt just laughed and ordered the young girl be taken back to her father “with a good slap in her face”. However, Joan of Arc proclaiming her mission, gained the people little by little, to...





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1 comments:

xenolithofreason said...

History and all its social causes. Fascinating.

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