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

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)