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Joanne, it seems, was of royal family. Cardinal Mazarini used to say, that official story of Joanne is a pile of crap. And it looks like it.
Voices, miracles, praying right and left, confessing wounded English, peasant parents, virgin of 19 year old in Middle Ages... What a pile of crap.
Joanne wore full knight armor. She handled f battle horse. She slept in armor near campfires. She handled weapons and participated in tournaments. She knew how Dauphin looked like. She had a coat of arms with royal insignia. - All these facts a... Read more→
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Just read Zakaton's comment re: Joan of Arc. His opinion is one wherein he has clearly begun with a judgement of Joan before referring to the facts.
Joan of Arc was born into a peasant family on the fringes of French held territory in what is now known as the Vosges department in North West France. Joan's village itself also felt the violence of the 100 Years War. Domremy suffered from an English attack in 1426 and her family was forced to take shelter in a nearby town. She was a simple child of deep religious faith, even exceptional, ... Read more→
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