France, 1425 The country lies nearly broken; from across the Channel, English forces continue their unrelenting assault, holding more than a third of the realm in their grip. Charles, the Dauphin and disputed heir to the French throne, has been driven south, beyond the Loire River; bankrupt and with a defeated army, his position is crumbling, his hopes bleak. Further weakening his hold, the powerful Duchy of Burgundy, long a rival of Charles' house, has made alliance with the English. Supported by the foreign invaders, the Burgundians press closer and closer from the east. Attacked from without, split by civil war within, the people of France cry out for rescue. But only a miracle can save them now. And far away, in a tiny village, a young girl hears a voice calling her name... Drawing on original sources, letters, and trial transcripts, Jehanne: A Story of Joan of Arc peels away the layers of legend and myth and reveals Joan as a girl of flesh and blood, passion and determination. Delving deeply into the true recorded facts and testimony, this is the story of a girl who refused to accept limitations; whose courage would turn the tide of history!