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Joan of Arc : As seen on SBS TV - Helen Castor

Joan of Arc

As seen on SBS TV

Paperback Published: 1st June 2015
ISBN: 9780571284634
Number Of Pages: 352

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Excitingly retold by one of our finest historians, this is the story of Joan of Arc as you have never read it before.

We all know the story of Joan of Arc. A peasant girl who hears voices from God. A warrior leading an army to victory, in an age that believes women cannot fight. The Maid of Orleans, and the saviour of France. Burned at the stake as a heretic at the age of just nineteen. Five hundred years later, a saint. Her case was heard in court twice over. One trial, in 1431, condemned her; the other, twenty-five years after her death, cleared her name. In the transcripts, we hear first-hand testimony from Joan, her family and her friends: a rare survival from the medieval world. What could be more revealing? But all is not as simple as it seems, because this is a life told backwards, in hindsight - a story already shaped by the knowledge of what Joan would become.

In Joan of Arc: A History, Helen Castor tells this gripping story afresh: forwards, not backwards, setting this extraordinary girl within her extraordinary world where no one - not Joan herself, nor the people around her, princes, bishops, soldiers or peasants - knew what would happen next.

About the Author

Helen Castor is a historian of medieval England, and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Her first book, Blood & Roses, was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2005 and won the English Association's Beatrice White Prize in 2006. Her second, She Wolves, was made into a major BBC2 TV series. She lives in London with her husband and son.



-- JOAN OF ARC -- Watched a documentary about this wonderful person an in the credits l look for the person that was talking about her and did a research on that person and which lead to this book. JOAN OF ARC -- What a inspirational person. When your reading her words that were dictated to a person who could read and write in that area as Joan of Arc could not read or write. The words were powerful ,, inspirational ,,awesome ,, just unbelievable. How could a person so young expel these words. Around 600 years later Joan Of Arc is still relevant to today's reader of History. What a wonderful life she lead ,, a short life she lead and 600 years later people are still talking about her ,, reading about her celebrating her life. She was born for one thing and that was to unite France all of France under one King a French King, she did that and read the book to find out the rest. Truly one of the most Inspirational Persons and Women that has ever lived. Long Live Joan Of Arc ... your a wonder.

Penrith ... NSW ... AU


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ISBN: 9780571284634
ISBN-10: 0571284639
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st June 2015
Publisher: FABER & FABER
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.29

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