by Angelica

I have chosen Jeanne d'Arc for the contest. She inspires me and it would be truly exciting to see her as one of your dolls :)

Joan of Arc was born in 1412 Domremy, France.
Jeanne d'Arc is one of world historys most famous name.
She led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War.
She was captured and sold to the English, who burned her at the stake for heresy and perjury in 1431, in Rouen France. Her death only made her more powerful.

She was only 19 years old when she was burned alive.
Sixteenth-century France made her a national heroine. She became the spirit of France, the maiden, the holy warrior, the Republican and Napoleonic symbol for opposition to the English and for those who would protect France from foreign domination. In the Second World War Charles de Gaulle used her standard, the Cross of Lorraine, as the symbol of Free France.
In 1920 she was canonized as a saint by Pope Benedict XV.

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