53 joan of arc was an obscure french peasant girl

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53. Joan of Arc was an obscure French peasant girl whose vision and military leadership revived French fortunes and led to victory. Her name acquired, based on her father’s name that she never used for herself but called herself “the maiden.” She was born in 1412 to well-to-do peasants in a religious household.
54. I think that Joan of Arc was so successful because of the voices she heard. She inspired and led French attacks, and the English retreated from Orleans. The king made her co- commander of the entire army and she led it to many victories. 55. In 1430, the Burgandians captured Joan. I think Charles refused to ransom her because he already had many victories so he didn’t need her anymore. 56. Many people began to oppose the war because of loss of many lives mounted and money appeared to be flowing into a bottomless pit, especially in England. Parliamentary opposition to additional war grants stiffened when less soldiers were being sent, and more territory passed into French hands. 57. A heretic is a person believing in or practicing religious heresy while Martyr is when a person is killed because of their beliefs. 58. King Phillip requested for a new trial for Joan of Arc because he had second thoughts of her abandonment. His actions were truthful because he felt like he owed her after all the victories she helped him achieve throughout the war. 59. In 1920, Joan of Arc was canonized as a saint after the French government declared separation of church and state in France. Joan has been a symbol of deep religious piety to some, of conservative nationalism to others, and of gender bending cross-dressing to others. 60. In France, the war resulted in thousands of soldiers and civilians slaughtered and thousands of acres of rich farmland that was ruined. The war had also disrupted trade and the great fairs, resulting in the drastic reduction of French participation in international commerce. Defeat in battle and heavy taxation contributed to widespread dissatisfaction and aggravated peasant grievances. 61. England spent over 5 million euros on the war effort, and despite the money raised by some victories, the net result was an enormous financial loss. 62. In both England and France, men of all social classes had volunteered to serve in the war in the hope of acquiring booty and becoming rich. The social order was also disrupted as the knights who ordinarily served as sheriffs, coroners, jurymen, and justices of the peace were abroad. 63. The development of Representative Assemblies was important for the development of democratic governments around the world because in the English Parliament, German diets and Spanish cortes, deliberative practices developed that laid the foundations for the representative institutions of modern democratic nations.
64. In the House of Commons, it was recognized of their mutual interests and began to meet apart from the great lords. The commons realized that they held the country’s purse strings.

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