OLLI: Women of Fire and Spirit Week Five: Joan of Arc
Recommended Readings Saint Joan, George Bernard Shaw Joan of Arc: In Her Own Words, compiled/translated by Willard Trask (Books & Co) Joan of Arc: Image of Female Heroism, Marina Warner Joan of Arc by Herself and Her Witnesses, edited by Regine Pernoud Online account of Joan’s Trial: http://www.stjoan-center.com/Trials/
Timeline of Joan of Arc’s Life 1412: ·Joan of Arc born and baptized in Domremy
1415: Decisive French defeat at Azgncourt under Henry V
1425: ·Joan begins to hear voices
1428: ·Joan travels to Vaucouleurs and asks to join the Dauphin
1429: ·Joan journeys again to Vaucouleurs to ask to join the Dauphin's forces; this time she is accepted.
February 13, 1429: ·Joan leaves Vaucouleurs dressed in men's clothing and heads to Chinon, where the Dauphin is staying. Once there, she asks to help France fight the English and the Burgundians; Charles orders her interrogation
April 1429: ·The Dauphin gives Joan command of a small army.
April 27, 1429: ·Joan and her troops set out from Blois to Orleans
May 4, 1429: ·Af inspired Joan leads an attack on the English.
May 7, 1429: · A wounded Joan leads a battle at Les Tourelles.
May 9, 1429: ·Joan travels to Tours, telling the Dauphin to go to Reims
July 17, 1429: ·The Dauphin is crowned King of France
August 2, 1429: ·Charles takes up residence in the Loire
August 14, 1429: ·French and English forces skirmish at Senlis
September 8, 1429: ·Assault on Paris begins
December 1429: ·Charles raises Joan and her family to status of nobility
May 1430: ·Joan is captured
January 13, 1431: ·Joan's trial begins
May 24, 1431: ·Upon the reading of her sentence, Joan, frightened, signs a last- minute abjuration
May 29, 1431: ·After rescinding, Joan is transferred to secular authority.
May 30, 1431: ·Joan is burned at the stake
1450: ·Charles VII orders an investigation into Joan of Arc's trial
May 16, 1920: · Joan of Arc is canonized by Pope Benedict XV