World History Minute: Joan of Arc and the Battle of Orleans

World History Minute: Joan of Arc and the Battle of Orleans
World History Minute: Joan of Arc and the Battle of Orleans

World History Minute: Joan of Arc and the Battle of Orleans

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On May 7, 1429, Joan of Arc helped lead the French army to victory in Orleans. Though she didn’t command the army, she wore armor and carried a large banner near the head of the troops as they went into battle. Historian John Schmidt tells us what happened. PHOTO: (Flickr-Sofi2)