Joan of Arc: The Maid of Orléans

Joan of Arc: The Maid of Orléans

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Just port you get started I do want to say that there's going to be a lot of French pronunciations. In this one indeed the character. Of this, video, is Joan of Arc I'm going with the accepted, English pronunciation of, her name if you wanna have a go at me in the comments ya can. She's. One of history's youngest. Warriors at an age when most of us were stressing, out about what to wear to school Joan, of Arc was leading, thousands, of French troops into battle against the English supposedly. Inspired by, divine visions, of Catholicism's. Greatest, Saints Joan first took up her sword at age 16, she was leading armies by 17, and she was burned at the stake before. She was even 20 in a short life she managed to change the course of the Hundred Years War ending. English domination of France certainly. Not bad for a literate, girl from the sticks but while most of us know the name Joan of Arc and know her tragic, ends how much do we actually know, about her life well, join us today as we take a look at the simple peasant, girl who changed. European, history before, dying, alone, and disgraced. Convinced. That she was a failure. We. Don't know today the exact, date of Jones birth all we know is that it was sometime, in 1412. - a farming, family of some, means now, some means here is definitely, a relative, term, Jones village of Domremy in northeastern, France was shockingly, port still, her father Jean, managed to scrape together 50 acres of farm lands and the family lived in the biggest house in the town for young joan life in domine mince a life of sewing and taking care of animals as a girl in medieval Europe no one taught her to read and, write or to other manly, things they, did teach her how, to pray though Joan's mother Isabelle Romney, was a devout Catholic and how devout was she well there's evidence Isabelle, may have made a pilgrimage to Rome earlier, in life a crazy, feat for a woman living at a time when traveling, three villages over meant a day's riding, and the knowledge that you might be killed by bandits, but his vault lived in a time when public devotion, afforded, a woman a certain level of respect that was not found elsewhere early, 15th century France, was filled with female visionaries, who it was taken as fact could communicate, with God while, Isabelle herself, never claimed to be a mystic, she likely told, young Joan all about these women still, Joan's early life was relatively, uneventful she became a master seamstress, she worked, on her dad's farm she made, a handful of friends had, she been born at a different time it's doubtful we'd be talking about her at all heck it's doubtful, those in Domremy, would have even remembered, her but Joan, wasn't, born at any time she was born in 1412. In northern France in northern France in 1412, was a place in the grip of a destructive, conflict, Joan of Arc had been born slap-bang, in the middle of the Hundred Years War. The. Hundred Years War could win awards, for the least accurately, named historical, events in fact it was a series, of wars between England, and France and it lasted 116.

Years Not, a hundred now, normally what would do is we'd mention the Hundred Years War and we'd just move, on but Joan of Arc's life was so short, and so tied, up in the Hundred Years War that would have to keep halting, the narrative every two seconds, just to stop, you from going, what's. Going on Simon, so like a fun Pixar short here is our quick biography, of the 100, Years War that was not a hundred years and wasn't really a single war so, 1066. The Norman King William, the Conqueror earns his nickname by conquering, England crucially. He retained his claim on the French throne as did his descendants, nearly, 300. Years later in 1328. King Charles the fourth of France he dies this, was, super good news for Williams descendant, Edward the third who, was next in line for the throne so. This point you probably think well I good news Edward gets two countries right well, no, instead, the French crowns local, noble Philip the sixth Oh while blowing raspberries. Across the channel at England's, fed up with all of these Frenchie's taunting, in his general direction Edward. Went to war with France in 1337. By 1360, everyone, was tired of warring and Edward accepted a trunk of northern France in return for abandoning, his claims to the throne so. The warring it stops, until. Thirteen eighty when, the French crowned crazy Charles, the sixth a guy who genuinely, believed, that he was made of glass Charles. The sixth was so incapable of ruling that he created a power vacuum in 1407, the French houses of all Aeon and burgundy, actually went to war to fill it the House of Burgundy, by the way that's, the name you're going to want to remember. So, a year after Joan was born in 1413. Henry v was crowned king of England, desperate, to revive his claim to the French throne Henry demanded, to marry one of Charles the sixes daughters, the French in response that were pretty much like nah that's not happenin and England's and France they went to war yet again, but, this time the House of Burgundy, allied with the English this led to the Treaty of tois in 1420. When the English and burgundy ins not only booted, the French up their backsides. But made, off with their pantaloons, to the treaty was humiliating. For France alongside other stuff it said things up so Henry would inherit, the French throne when Charles, died but, then Henry made the mistake of dying just before Charles also died technically, making Henry's 10 month old son Henry the sixth king of both, nations, the French decided that being ruled by a baby was just a bit ridiculous, so they made Charles of Valois King. Instead, and yes, we return to that old classic French play of screw the Treaty and blow raspberries, across the channel only, the English they, were no longer across the channel but they were occupying the north of France then included not only Paris, but also rancer, City where Charles of Valois had, to be crowned to be recognized, as king so that's where things were by 1425. The English and the Burgundian said everything, above the Loire River while Charles of Valois stood. To the South unable to become King until he made it to Ross it would take a miracle to break this deadlock and ends this near century, of conflicts. Luckily, though miracles, were Joan of Arc was all about. Vistas. Charles of Valois was, sulking around wishing, he could be king young Joan of Arc was having an extremely spooky. Experience. Now aged 13 Joan's life in Durham II was much the same as it was when we last left her but there was one major, difference as she reached puberty Jones started having visions of some Catherine's, and Margaret of Antioch and some Michael, now first these visions they simply told her to lead, a pious, life and remain, a virgin but as time passed they started, telling her you, know actually.

How About you become a warrior and he put Charles of Valois on the throne that sounds pretty good right now, as I said earlier female visionaries they weren't uncommon, in France but that doesn't mean that people took them seriously, the other kids they certainly, laughed, at Joan's visions, but the visions they persisted, until one day in May of 1428. When Joan was 16 the Saint suddenly, told her to go to see Charles in she know now this was a bit of a problem the war had left steadfastly. Pro Charles, Domremy completely, surrounded. By hostile. Burgundy, and territory, which in on around 500 kilometers away any journey Joan undertook on her own would likely have ended up with her debt so, Joan didn't even try instead, she went to the nearby pro-child, stronghold, of Vancouver, there, she found the garrison, commander Robert, at Bari Corps and she demanded that he send her to the rightful king, Robert Bao Recor responded, by throwing her out on her ear we're not joking here he actually told Joan to make sure that her father gave her a good beating spurns. Joan went back to Domremy presumably. Muttering, obscenities, the, rest of 1428, it passed rather slowly in Domremy Joan's, father tried to marry her off only for Joan to successfully, argue in court that should taken a vow of chastity and, must, remain single throughout the proceeds Joan kept on talking about her visions to the point that the news began to seep out to other villagers there are even stirrings, that she might be the Virgin prophesized, to lead France to victory over England, eventually, the rumors they reached the Burgundian forces they responded, by sacking, Joan's, village now remember, here the house of Burgundy, it was allied with England the last thing they wanted was some prophetess. Saying Charles of Valois should. Be the king if the sacking was meant to be a warning though it had the opposite effect in January, of 1429, Joan returned, to Van cooler that she rode, word of her visions spread by the time she reached Robert Vadra core she was a minor celebrity and, Patrick, or noticed, when, drone repeated, her demand to see Charles Madrick or unexpectedly, agreed, he gave Jones six armed men as an escort and pointed her in the direction of tional, and just like that Joan, of Arc was off to see the king. Now. II guess you're probably wondering, right now well why did Baudricourt changes, mind something it was just to get this pushy peasant, off his back others think though that had, taken note of the burgundy and sacking Jones village, and realized there must be something to her but, there is a more likely explanation by. Early 1429 the French they were desperate, the news of the war coming in could not be worse the English in the burgundians were running, riot in the north while French forces were bankrupt and low and morale worse, back in October of 1428, the English had laid siege to the vital, town of ah Lian word was only always about to fall when it did the game it would be over for the French all of this may be why on February the 13th 1429. Joan, and her guard of six men were allowed to ride out of Vancouver and, into the unknown we really can't stress just how dangerous, this was Joan, was a girl riding, into lawless, territory it doesn't take much to imagine what certain men might have done to her thankfully, don't realized, this before setting off she cut her hair short and began, dressing in men's clothes there's, evidence that it was more than just to disguise during, her ride to Shannon Joan adopted, the habits of the six men that she was with she, slept alongside them she dressed with them she acted, like one of the boys it's, something she'd do while serving in Charles's army and it's likely the key to the respect that and then had for her eleven, days after setting off Jonah nor entourage they finally, arrived at Shin on the stories of what happened next they're the stuff of legends, Charles, refused to admit this strange girl for two days before finally, testing, her by hiding, among his entourage and calling for her the moment she entered the room Joan, who couldn't possibly have seen him before strode, straight, up to Charles and declared, that she'd been charged by God to lift the siege on Ollie or and make, him King it was an impressive display and, one probably matched in the private, meeting that the two of them had although we can't say for sure because no, records, of this survived. What we can say is that Charles emerge, from the meeting ready to give Joan a chance this, was not only to go to on Leon but also to put her case to the church authorities the, idea was to convince them that God was really, working through her over the next three weeks Joan fielded questions from a barrage of theologians. She answered, with remarkable. Frankness, when asked to prove her abilities, she told them to send her to Allianz so that she could prove herself by, lifting the siege eventually.

The Theologians, must have figured it was a worthy shot because they told Charles to roll with it in April of fourteen twenty nine Charles. Agreed it's, a move that could have ended his crumbling, regime I mean imagine the propaganda, fake, Kings ends, deluded girl to die in battle but, dying it only on it didn't even cross Joan's, mind she, knew that God was on her side and she was about to prove it. All. The time Joan was trying to convince Charles to send her to oli or her legend was growing, we know this because the French army was so broke that Charles was relying on volunteers but when he put out a call that basically said hey he was to go with this crazy, girl and died defending a random City thousands. Of men they actually responded, it was the first sign of the almost mystical, loyalty, that Joan was able to command on April the 29th, 1429, Joan and a new army arrived at the siege of alia Joan was riding, atop a white horse sir Christian, banner held high with, some quick diversionary work they gained access to the city expecting, to be heralded, saviors. Instead. They found a city on, the brink of collapse Oh, Leo was at that time under the control of a man literally, called the bastard, of Ollie all while, the title referred to his parentage, it could have been used in our modern sense, the bastard, he loathed Joan. He was gearing up to surrender and didn't need some jumped-up, peasant, telling him that God was gonna save them he locked Joan out of meetings and refused to give her any role it was a move designed to get rid of her but it was also a move that failed to recognize, one important. Point all of the new troops from Shannon were loyal, to Joan and the rank and file of only are they were already, turning, to her side on may the 4th Joan was resting, when she suddenly had another vision telling her to attack the English she grabbed her sword and banner and raced, out of the city to the east just as the French were beginning an assault on a fort the sight of God seemingly coming to their side rallied, the French as Joan, plunged, into the thick of the battle they, began, to fight Hart the fort fell and the next day another, and another. By, the time May the 7th dawned the French had done the impossible that, broken. The siege all, that remained was to make a last assault on the English and all er would, be saved in the early hours Joan, led her army into, battle again by now the English were aware of the spooky girl who made the French fight like lions when, the archers saw her raise a banner they took aim the, arrow hit Rowan in the shoulder piercing six inches deep at knocked her flat and left her in agony she was dragged from the field for emergency, surgery had, got just abandoned. The French not even close, that afternoon despite, suffering a wounds that would leave most of us curled up on the floor wailing, for a mum, don't, return, to the battlefield the sight of her banner rising, once more in the afternoon sunlight, sent, up a great cheer from the French they routed, the English by maybe eight thing Glyn's forces, they were in full retreat Joan. Of Arc had done exactly what, should promised to do and the siege volley or it, was over. If, you need proof of the kind of power Joan of Arc had over the people look no further than, what happens after the siege of ah Lian where the English in Fleiss the French forces went to chase them only to be told by Joan in no uncertain terms, that, it was a Sunday and good Catholics, they shouldn't, fight on a Sunday amazingly, these rough men they listen to the English they were allowed to escape as they retreated, it said that Joan went and, wept over their dead a sign, of respect that was not being reciprocated at. Our trial not, that there was much time for Joan to weep though she already had another task she needed to get Charles, to Ross the, problem was that ROMs wasn't, like ollie on sitting, on the front lines it was deep into the English territory she, might as well be trying to take him to London but James she kept on pressing and Charles, was eventually like fine, I'll go, but you're gonna have to clear a path for me first and, well that's exactly what Joan did over the next few weeks her army stormed up and down the Loire River liberating. Towns so, effective, was she that the English began to believe that she was possessed by the devil, not, that Joan was particularly, satanic. She never personally. Fought instead, using her banner and bravery, to inspire. Her men she, also absolutely. Forbid her forces from looting or to rape any women the only unusual part, from a medieval perspective. Was the way that she insisted, on dressing, with and sleeping, alongside her men it's because of this that modern historians, have theorized that she may have been gay or trans, finally.

On June the 8th Joan's forces, met the remnants, of the English at the Battle, of patay to, say Joan's army mopped the floor with them would be a disservice, to mops. They absolutely. Pulverized. Them after, this Charles, he couldn't ignore Joan, any longer when she came back and told him to get his kingly Astaroth, he, absolutely agreed as Joan and Charles wrote across northern France town after town fell, without, even putting up a resistance they, liberated Orser chalan, tois, toir was the place where the French had had to sign the humiliating, treaty with Henry v on July the 16th or alarm e finally, reached Ross the, gates opened as they approached the city of Kings had, fallen just. Two months ago the idea of getting the French army to Ross was like asking jar jar binks to, single-handedly, fight his way inside death, private, chambers, nope and now, here, Joan and Charles were triumphant. The very next day July the 17th 1429, Charles, of Valois was coronated Charles, the seventh of France Joan stood beside him during the ceremony ins afterwards, she knelt and called him that King and that points, her visions they just stopped a mission, it was over and God apparently didn't, have any more plans for her but it seems Joan, had gotten a taste for battle as Charles the seventh embarked, on a victory lap around his newly conquered territories, the maid of all er made a fateful decision she, decided to go, to Paris. On. August the twenty-eighth 1429. Charles the seventh opens peace negotiations. With Burgundians, he worked suddenly not really so hot on their alliance with the using English, the news gave June the bad feeling that any peace treaty might block her taking action against Paris this was a big deal as the French capital it lay in the hands of the English so, Joan she, went rogue on September, the 8th she led her army out independently, to attack Paris, this, was. A major mistake to, continue our Star Wars metaphor take in Paris in 4029, was like trying to break into the Death Star using an anchovy, the. Walls of the city there were nearly 30 feet high still, Joan she tried waving, her banner and demanding that Paris surrender, she got a cross boat through the length of her trouble, and was dragged, from the battlefield screaming, at her men to continue the assault, instead, they retreated when word got back to Charles about what Joan was up to during his delicate negotiations. He, cut her loose yep. Joan might have made him King that Charles had no problem, with stopping, her supplies of weapons and Men and then basically, ignoring, her while he did allow her to keep fighting it was probably, just to get that busy but Joan riding around liberating, the odd small town was a Joan not whipping up discontent, in the army still it wasn't until the spring of 1430. That it became clear just how far Charles was distancing, himself from the girl who had saved his regime, during, an attempt to relive a siege on Compiegne on May the 23rd Joan, was knocked from a horse behind enemy lines, seeing, no point in fighting on she allowed herself to be captured by, the Burgundian, forces, everyone, expected, Charles to quickly trade for her everyone, they expected, wrong Charles, just, didn't lift a finger this left the burgundians in an awkward position on the one hands they wanted, to keep Charles happy, and sign a treaty with him but on the other hands they didn't, want citrus to return his best leader to the field to take more burgundy in towns so in July of 1430, they reached a compromise they, sold Joan to the English when, Joan heard the news she attempted, to commit suicide by, leaping from the Tower of Castle, but she survived and on January the 3rd 1431, she was handed over to English, loyalists.

In Northern France so what did the English and their Stooges do when they got their grubby little paws, on the girl he made Charles the seventh King well, they took her to raw and they put her on trial. On March. The 25th 1431, the church authorities at, Rouen charged, Joan on 70 religious, points, ranging from heresy, to dressing in men's clothes, wears, as that last one seems it, was legit Deuteronomy. Chapter 22, verse 5 does actually contain a direct, prohibition from God on women wearing men's clothes so. Well now you know Jones prosecutors, they set theological, traps trying to trip her up in Doctrine one of the key parts, of the Joan of Arc myth is that she was able to avoid these traps and leave the prosecutors. With almost nothing those, original 70 charges, the authorities, were forced to throw 58, of them out but let's. Not kid ourselves that, this was just a spirited, debate about theology, from. The moment she got to Ramon Joan was kept in awful conditions she, was chained to a filthy bed in a filthy prison and given just enough food to keep her from dying day, and night male guards, they watched her taunting, her and threatened, her with assault on April, the 18th Joan's, conditions, they cost a default badly, sick convinced, she was dying she begged to be allowed to see a priest her request, it was refused, finally, on May the 24th the authorities, that had enough unable, to settle the last 12 points they dragged Joan outside for a mock execution, and then basically said sign this confessional that execution next time it's gonna be real Joan. Signed the, documents contained a very specific Clause, forbidding, her from ever dressing as a man again and a pain of death, something that this clause was inserted. Very deliberately, because a couple of days later the authorities, came to visit Joan in prison and found, her dressed as a boy the official version is that Joan did claimed the Saints had ordered her to wear the clothes but other sources suggest, the cause, was, far darker supposedly. The men guarding Joan stripped her naked and, gave her the choice of either putting on male clothes, or remaining naked before them knowing, what would happen if she remains naked Joan she, chose the clothes regardless. The, outcome was the same on May the 30th 1431, Joan was led out to plaster, view Martians tied to a stake it said that one of her guards slipped her a wooden crucifix, on the way in order to comfort at that warm spring day Joan of Arc was burned alive, the executioner, was forbidden, from easing her misery by killing her before the flames reached her flesh and Joan, died screaming, in agony I reported, last words were the pitiful wailing. Begging. For some Michael to rescue her the angel, never, appeared when, the execution, was over the authorities, had her remains burnt again and then scattered, her ashes in the river the story of, Joan of Arc it was over or. Was it 19. Years after Joan was executed, Charles the seventh Road in Rouen by now the Hundred Years War was winding down and the French were on the verge of winning stood, in the city where his one-time Savior burnt death, Charles ordered an inquiry into Joan's trial this inquiry ended up at the Vatican where in 1456. Pope Callixtus the, third annulled, all charges, against her when the news reached France Joan was elevated, to a martyr, the 116. Years of conflict had finally ended in 1493. And war shattered France was in need of a national hero bended Joan they, found one she's kind of remained there ever since on May the 16th 1920. Pope Benedict, the 15th canonized, her four days later the French Parliament declared a national day in her honor fast, forward to today and she's arguably, more famous than Charles the 7th Henry the fifth or any of the forgotten, Kings who fought and raged, around her but there's more to Droughns legacy, than just being remembered you can still see the effect that she had on the entire world historians. Think it's unlikely that Charles the seventh would have 100, years war without June that means an English victory which as great as that sounds would have meant no United French nation just, think no France don't know French Revolution, which means no de Polian which essentially. Means no modern world just, to pick at random there, would be no, metric system no Louisiana, Purchase no France, to mock the Americans, in the Revolutionary Wars. The entire planet, eerie look completely different whilst. Joan of Arc divinely, inspired or, just, a deluded peasant girl whose belief, was enough to make her a warrior it really doesn't matter in her short 19, years on earth Joan, of Arc changed, the world in ways that even kings, and emperors rarely.

Do She, meant been born and nobody but she died Joan. Of Arc the heroine, of France. So, I really hope you found the video interesting, if you did please do give us a thumbs up below and don't forget to subscribe we've got brand new videos just like this several times a week also, hit that notification, bell so you actually find, out where we put our new videos that's just the way the YouTube works these days and as always see. You next time.

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100 years war = the French kings of -England- Angevin vs the French kings of France and a teenage girl What a strange time

The final comments were very moving.

That was good. Thank you.

She never existed...shame people still believe in a person that has no records proving she was born where was she born and lived where she lived.

Wait wait wait.... Edward III got his claim to the French throne from his grandfather Philip IV of France trough his mother Isabella. He was the closet male relative but the French really didn’t want to be ruled by the English so they went from semi Salic law where Edward would’ve gotten the crown to full Salic law which barred Edward because his claim was through his mother

6:41 into this and I am dazed and confused and my head hurts

she wasnt gay or trans she was a good christian

Do not worry about your pronunciation, you impart a great amount of info in each video. If someone complains tell them to grow up and make a vid in a language you don't know. So STOP apologizing, and I am telling you this as a Canadian lol.

This one made me feel sad, what a tragic story for a brave, good soul. There needs to be a well written movie about her. I keep imagining a young Winona Ryder, which they can still do with cg. The Joan in bill and teds did a good job though XD

Gay or Trans? Being as faithful a Catholic Joan was, I doubt either was true. She was a maiden pursuing chastity, after all. Regardless of orientation, her only goal was to fulfill God's will. Her orientation is simply irrelevant, and if anything to call her gay or trans is an attempt to whimsy an icon 'sympathetic' to your politics when such things as transgender was not even a concept in the West nor was homosexuality acceptable. Don't change history to fit your politics.

This is me having a go at you.

....But the question is, was She mentally I'll or did God really speak to her. Spooky

Loved this! Thank you...quite the heroine

Yeah, maybe it's time to retire the whole "the x, it was y"-schtick.

Wasn’t Edward III’s claim to the French throne from his mother, the daughter of the French king? Did you guys do any research?

How could you not mention that the great American sarcastic and anti-catholic humorist Mark Twain wrote a fictionalized biography of Joan of Arc that was respectful, admiring and altogether sweet.

16:23 LMFAO

Good watch. Thanks.

y muchos gracias tambien quey

more on the stitcher channel

WHY? The ###! Do they have to make everything and anything outside the norm to be the ###! LGBT lot WHY!!!!!

What? William the Conqueror didn't have a claim on the French throne and Edward's claim several centuries later wasn't based on William. It was based on his French mother, the daughter of the French king.

Timely this. With britain set to rewind the clocks 600 odd years with brexit, hey who knows a war with france? Except they have a larger army, more policeman than british soldiers, nuclear capability as well and easy access (that damn tunnel) I can just imagine a frothing at the mouth brexiteer charging towards and armed french soldier with a pitchfork.

At the time Joan was hated by Everybody. The English were angry a girl was beating them and the French were angry a little girl had to come and rescue them. English and Frenxh alike at the time were glad to see she was burned alive and gone forever.


I have more respect for arc than that Muslim French country..

16:16! I laughed too much at this voice break. Way funnier than the Jar Jar Binks joke....

so she was insane

One can tell Simon is truly British by the suttle twinkle of joy in his eye every time he gets to make joke about the French.

Joan of Arc: Exists Age of Empires Nibbas: *T H E E X P E R T*

Nice show!

Hugo Eckner would be an interesting biographic.

Your best bio yet. Thanks to you guys and also to Joan.

Great job as always! Could you do a biographic on the Japanese Queen Himiko? She's a fascinating figure. Tomb Raider made up some information about her but she was a real person.

Why havent you already done: Adolf Hitler

Spartacus biographic?

I hope/wish she started a battle by quoting Ezekiel 25:17

Douglas MacArthur :D

Good bio but maybe 100% less sound effects.

"Historians believe she may have been gay or trans" what rubbish!

Quite a badass girlie!

In the series "Champion" starring Peter Davidson there is an episode where a deceased painter's wife exhibits one of his unknown paintings every 3 or 4 years. It is found out that the painting were sold long ago and the ones his widow has been showing are fakes. One of the paintings is t"The Trial of St. Joan" . after the case is solved the widow comments: "I should have known the painting was a fake, my husband told me, when considering a painting of St. Joan, she was a peasant girl, slopping pigs, hoeing fields, washing clothes, she probably was quite ugly."

The Edwardian claim to the French throne originated via his mother Isabella who is a most interesting character herself and the whole saga surrounding her affair with Mortimer and the overthrow of Edward II. Isabella was the daughter of Philip IV, another very interesting character. After Philips death along with his sons and a grandson left Isabella's son Edward III as the senior agnatic-cognatic successor. France used agnatic succession meaning the next in line were the Valois who descended from Phillip IV's brother. What actually sparked the fire was the relationship of the Plantagenet Kings of England as vassal to the king of France. This was indeed a relationship that dated back to William the Conqueror and at its height under the Angevin Empire/Kingdom saw the English King having control of most of Western France. This had declined over time and it was squabbles over the remaining territories that directly sparked the war.

Great video Simon. I didn't know Joan was such an important person. Thanks for shedding light on her life. You are certainly the best orator on YouTube.

I am in love with all of the stories you do on Biographics. They're all done so well and I look forward to the next one coming out. Awesome work Mr. Whistler! Please keep up the great job that you do!! :)

my jeanne!

What would Joan have worn in battle? Artists show her in armour, but that would have been soo expensive. And did she carry a sword? Tell us, Simon!

Thank you. Loved this xx

James Madison

Best and most accurate historical Waifu, Didn't even to genderbend her.

Simon! I just wanted to stop by and give some praise though you guys will probably never see this. Just wanted to say everyone involved in Biographics, Today I Found Out, and Top Tenz are doing an awesome job. These 3 channels provide some of the most professional and quality content on Youtube, you guys really love what you do and it shows. Keep it up!

I wanted to know about her thanks

Since so much of her story revolved around her religion, why did you make it a point to only show the reference to Deuteronomy instead of showing her answers to her accusers? Not to mention that the law of gendered clothing wasn't part of the moral law that carried over to the gentiles in the New Testament.

Whilst I enjoy your potted biographies I really wish you'd give serious consideration to avoiding or at least reducing your use of the construction "Charles V, he wanted...", "the French, they decided...", "her visions, they just stopped" and so on, which you use extremely frequently and it jars. It's common in 17th/18th century ballads, but nowadays should really only be used for particular emphasis and therefore not as a matter of routine.

Why doesn't the thumbs down button work in the comment section of any of these videos??

Wow ,*because she wanted to share the hardships of her men,she must be gay or trans* Wow ! Does anyone else find that a tad bit untolerant !

As Christian, God put her there.

Would love to watch Alexander the Great biography

Why don't you make a video about Ali Pasha Tepelen or Skanderbe

can you do an episode about Sir Phil Collins?

I hate how people call her gay or trans because she wore men's clothes to avoid getting killed by the burgundians or the French generals while fighting. Stupid theories

Do FDR next

Is it just me, or has Simon suddenly become more comedic? x)

Don't underestimate the power of delusion for it will inspire the gullible.

Sad how she was let down so horribly by the people she fought for.

Fantastic content as always.

If Joan of Arc Had a heart Would she give it as a gift.. OMD- Maid of Orléans 1981

Her penultimate sighs , Called softy on the kindling wind, Her saintly eyes filling with tears, lifting with truth , And then a golden flash like the onset of Heaven , Leaving her screams breaking my heart , And in the grip of fire , I knew the death of love,

Can you do one on Queen Victoria please?

I love this channel. Weird request but do you think you guys can do a video on the former pimp, Iceberg Slim?

Please do Michael Collins.

Can you do a Bio Graphic of Michael Collins, Robert Emmet, Wolf Tone or Hugh Roe O'Donnell. There are so many great Irish people that seem perfect for you to cover in this show.

That "Busted" tune from *Metal Gear Solid* ...

Alone, disgraced, and convinced I'm a failure! That's me!

I remember living in Orleans in the early and mid 1960’s when the spirit of Joan was very much alive.

Found the video interesting, but it does reinforce my belief that human beings are garbage. Especially those in power. For the one monarch or leader we hear about do good things there are twenty that do bad and deadpan others who are worse than imagined monsters.

William the Conqueror didn't have a claim to the French throne.

Lol didn't expect to see Shannon Sharpe in this one.

Something something fate GO

Thanks for Brexit, so we don't have to be in union with the English pigs!

Funny, we voted to get away from you cheese eating surrender monkeys. Oh, and the Krauts.

Being emotionally tough and driven etc is one thing. What I wanna know is, how the hell did she learn how to fight?

Huey P. Newton Co founder of the Black Panther Party and the reason we have Black History Month.

Why at 3:05 did I hear the metal gear solid alert sound? That’s my text ringtone lol...

Well, she didn't quite die alone, as there were friendly French and even some honorable English in the crowd who were there for her; she didn't died disgraced so much as abandoned, as all of France except for her political enemies loved her; and she certainly didn't die a failure, as she turned around a 91 year losing streak in about 7 weeks and then maintained her honor and her faith in the face of abuse and martyrdom. Clinging to what she valued most in the end, I would argue that she won, because no one could take that from her, even in death.

So... the English burn her at the stake and THEY are the ones who get to define what her accepted name is? Not cool. :)

I love the funny inserts

I don't understand the dislikes on your videos. You do professional quality content.

shes my hero cuz im 19 and i wear boys clothes lol may she resting in peace

Biographics Thank you so much for making My vidoe about Joan of Arc

Could you please do your next Biographics on Robert E Howard the Father of Sword and Sorcery genre and the Creator of Conan The Cimmerian Please !!!!!

I am confused if her title of saint really worth his dying pleas..

1. Great video. I have enjoyed watching it. And I assume you did enjoy creating this video as well. 2. "You are guilty of heresy. And wearing mens trousers" - HH song about Joan of Arc. 3. My favourite character from history and from games. 4. Fun fact: Joan of Arc planned to lead a crusade against heretical hussites in Bohemia after she would expel ¨ all englishmen from France,

Viva La France

I teared up at the part where Simon says she cried out for Saint Michael

How many channels this gus has

3:04 Did I just hear the Metal Gear Solid alert tone? Cuz I couldn't *not* see an exclamation mark appear over Simon's shiny head

Simon, You’re French is hit and miss, overall not bad. I encourage you to learn the actual language. You can do it in no time.

was Joan of arc an alien? the painting of her at 10:46 might surprise you

Joan of Ark: (Leads an army and dies a hero) Today’s crazy feminist: (Cries and accuse all men of being bigoted rapists) We sure have come a long way.

Simon I don't get in fights on the YouTube comments section...... meet me by the swings after school and bring your magic cards

Why do you always seem to take corrections to your pronunciations personally Simon? Wouldn't you rather know how to better pronounce a foreign word than not?

Actually she died an accused and convicted hieratic! She was later forgiven and proclaimed a Saint! Poor girl.... Yes In do believe she was guided by God ...but the "church"( as was often the case) , burned first and Sainted later!

Do one about Olga of Kiev :)

Simon from what culture is ugly.

Any chance of a video about William Marshall?

She flew to close to the sun Unfourtunetly

Saint Joan will forever be that symbol for all those that lived by their faith to be killed by politics. The bodies of obedient teenagers litter battlefields everywhere. May they rest in the company of Saints like Joan.

pleas do a bio of scanderbeg! the shield of christianity!

"he gave Joan six armed men" *pictures men with six arms*

La Pucelle.

Man, to think an over 100-year war could have just been avoided if instead there was a Treaty of Ménage à Troyes. Sorry not sorry.

Betrayed by his own king. Is sad.

In many way it was more a French civil war than a nationalistic conflict, like it is often described. In fact, Joan of Arc is often credited with starting the whole concept of the French identity. The conflict was started due to disputed rues of succession; not one side ignoring the rules outright. It broadly came down to whether succession through maternal lines was acceptable, as the paternal line of Kings of France was dead, and past president from that line excluded a female monarch. The english Kings were technically vassals of the French, through there holdings throughout much of France, both from there origins in Normandy, and the English Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. This actually gave then control over more land in France than the French monarch. When the succession crisis started Henry thought he had a good claim, likely to be supported by many French nobles, and he was right.

Awesome job Simon!

So she was basically a female isis commander.

Speaking of girls who supposedly see divine images, an interesting video to do would be Lucia dos Santos, the girl who claimed she saw the Virgin Mary at Fatima and allegedly was told three secrets about the fate of the world.

Even Americans love and revere Joan of Arc.

16:00 if Patay was a big deal ??? obviously !! in France 600 years later, we have an expression for a big defeat ( in fact we have few for other reasons which i let for other commentators , like the triggered english;) , this expression is "prendre la pâtée", " to get a pâté" , an image of what happened to the english soldiers ;)

What about some biographies about pirates, Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach, for instance?

Finally a biography on Noah’s wife! I’ll let myself out

Now that you say it Joan of Arc would be a great name for a drug. “The heroin of France”

Now I know how Joan of Arc felt as the flames rose to her Roman nose and her hearing aid started to melt!

+Biographics Well, we all love the content and the presentation. I'm quite sure that most offered corrections are not meant in a malicious manner. Try to keep that in mind. ;O)

I don’t really care tbh

Yeah, but isn't like that people care, they would want to use anything to try to make their case against her convincing even if there were contradictions.

He should do a video on the Pirate Queen Gráinne Mhaol

Right, because a woman has to be transgender or gay to sleep in the same room as some guys.

Sir Alex Ferguson

Betrayal at its best

Any historian that thinks Joan of Arc was a transgender or even gay is a complete lunatic.

I've always said France should re-establish it's Monarchy, and know I know who should be King, or rather Queen. It should be Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The English Monarchy are and have always been the rightful heirs to the French throne.

Joan of Arc a tranny? Seriously? Liberal nonsense. Everytime I start to get respect for you Simon you take it away.....

Ik it a to cover his ass from the hell fires of the comments but does anyone actually "go at him" for pronunciations... I mean I'm sure there's a few but yeah.

First Biographics video I watched. Very goood!

" Jar Jar Binks trying to fight his way into Darth Vader's private chambers" is the best analogy I've heard this year, and it's almost May lmao But didn't Henry V kick all the asses west of the Seine? Nvm I got my dates fucked up. Sorry, boys n girls.

if joan can do it Jarjar can too!!

Simon! You are perfect without those sound bites/effects like the "Nope" and video game sound effects. Other than that, good stuff as always!

Ahhhh that golden statue? Yeah, the one with her on the horse... what a wonderful, and unintentional, shoutout to what many consider to be the greatest city that ever was and will be: Philadelphia.

Thanks St. Joan of Arc, for the metric system.

this british accent is so put on....

Excellent video! For the life of me I couldn't keep up with the various names of kings and towns but very good none the less.

Taunting in his general direction!

Love the Monty Python references lol

Gay ? Fine... i can dig it. Trans tho ? Foh.. Not to mention such a religious woman carrying that kind of "sin" around sounds suspect.

I love the gags in the history of the Hundred Years’ War.

+Darth Sawlex // The people of France abolished the monarchy and established a republic. Then they elected an emperor. They didnt usurp anything. The people of france made them their rulers. Just like any other house that assended to a throne based on merit. Back that up whit a peoples vote and you have the most legitimate Monarchs you can have. Besides the bonapartes now have blood from Bourbon. So how ever you wanna swing it. The House of Bonaparte was the last to sit upon a throne of france and should be the first in line to retain it. The family of Elisabeth the seacond was elected kings of england yeat 1698. just 100 years before Napoleon became emperor of the french. Before that they were just dukes of Hannover. So how on earth to you think that Dukes from Hannover has a greater claim to the trone of France then the decendants of the greatest ruler in french, perhaps even european history?

+André Fagerberg The Napoleons had no claim to the throne, they were emperors who usurped it.

The house of windsor : orignaly house of coburg and Gotha. Is of German decent and doesnt have any claim to the throne of France. George the third renounced it over 200 years ago. If france should retain its monarchy it should do so as an empire under Jean-Christophe Napoleon as Napoleon the fourth. Emperor of the french.

The pain of burning alive... Unbearable. Poor girl.

"Gay or Trans" HONK HONK

Ahhhh, Bob.

Jeanne d'arc. This is how you are supposed to say that!

Wow I had no idea how brave she was amazing woman soldier Joan of Arc

5:50 burned yesterday. Joan of Arc statue and relics rescued.

Easy on the sound effects there Simon, your videos are starting to sound like my History of Art presentations back in school.

Today we'd have a simple reply to Joan D'Arc. We'd medicate her for schizophrenia. Which is only logical.

The world Would be better. All of the points Simon mentioned at the end of this video would mean that England would be more powerful. (You guessed it, I'm English!).

+André Fagerberg We don't call it the Napoleonic era in England though....Why would we? You don't call the 1930s and early forties the Hitler era do you? To the British Napoleon was bad, and he was, he wanted to invade and we vanquished him. Hitler tried to invade and again, we vanquished him. I will obviously say that Hitler was way way worse than Napoleon, but Napoleon was and always has been an enemy to the British people and country. God save the Queen! (The rightful ruler of France)

+Darth Sawlex Haha i know you are from england but come on! Napoleon is a hero everywere exept in the uk perhaps.. Im from sweden and he is big here. So is he in south america, Japan, Russia, Africa and so on. Everyone know the name Napoleon! Alfred the great was a great local ruler for you i supose. But he had no efect on european history. I could name at least 3 Swedish monarchs who were greater then Alfred. As Gustaf Adolf 2d, Charles 12th And Charles Johan 14th (former Jean Babtiste bernadotte marshal under napoleon and the french empire). And so on. But i guess if you havent even heard the term the Napoleonic era. Then why bother even talking to you? You are clueless

+André Fagerberg Napolean may well be seen as great in France, I don't know but he isn't seen as great anywhere else. It's like if I told you I thought Alfred the Great was the greatest leader ruler in European History, why's that? You may ask, because he united the counties of Wessex and Mercia and was the first King of all England. You as what I assume is a Frenchman don't care about some English King, like every non-french person doesn't care about Napolean. We have Queen Victoria, the Victorian Era, the King Georges (The Georgian era, the Tudor period etc) There are the Napoleonic wars, so unless theres a period in history I'm forgetting (there might be, please remind me) there is no period of history named after Napoleon. At least not in English there isn't.

+Darth Sawlex// It doesnt matther wich lineage she has. She is from the house of hannover. Now Windsor. She has no claim what so ever. The only ones who have claims is the Bonapartes and the Bourbons. If we would go after your logic. Then everything in europe would be conected under one ruler of the roman empire. Beacuse thats were it all began! And yes Napolen is the greatest ruler in european history. On par with Augustus, Charlemagne, Alexander the Great and Julius Cesar. He is the only person who ever had ha whole time period named after him. So loved that he could land on the shores of France with only 1200 men retake the throne of from the Bourbons and their armys of 150 000 men, so great he went from second lieutenant in the atillery and minor nobility. To Emperor of the french and ruler of almost entire europe based only on merit! And so feared that whole of europe declared war not on France... But on Napoleon himself!

+André Fagerberg So according to you the greatest ruler in European history was Napoleon? Ha! Queen Elizabeth II is descended from not just the Hanover's, but most other English Monarchs too, Henry VII, William the Conqueror, she wouldn't be Queen unless she was legitimate. Surely we just need to say we don't see your previous King's as legitimate and simply stake once more our claim to the French throne. The Throne was rightly Edward III's or someone like that, I'm not sure who, but the French said no, and brought in someone who wasn't the correct person inline for the throne. France and England, now the UK should have been united under one King hundreds of years ago!

Anti psychotic medications and there would be no JOA .

Actually, Joan of Arc didn't know what she was signing while she was in prison. She never learned how to read and very likely just made a mark on the document that would have counted as a signature as she didn't know how to write. This would indicate why she continued wearing men's clothing when the document forbade her to do so.

Please put Boudica on your to-do list

So, Jar Jar Binx is a Sith Lord - it's well documented.


What about some of Romania's leaders and men of power , like Mircea del Batran ( Mircea the Elder ) from the 13 hundrets , or Mihai Viteazu ( Mihai the brave ) from the 15-16 hundrets , or Stefan cel Mare ( Stefan the Great ) , like Alexandru Ioan Cuza , or deeper like Decebal , Burebista from ancient times ! That would be of great research and would make some truly great videos !! They all had a great role in Europe's history .Peace from Romania , love your videos ; all in good health !! !

As for Joan of Arc being gay/trans I will say one word "eisegesis".

It's eisegesis for sure.

lol 1420

And to think...Notre Dame was Already a couple of hundred years old, at the time of Joan of Arc...

Happy Good Friday everybody!

The idea that St. Joan of Arc was gay or “trans” is absolutely ludicrous.

My confirmation saint

As part of your "10%", I love these videos of women in history!!!

Aw mademoiselle Joan New Orleans loves her We have a huge golden statue of her in the French quarter

Yea just be like King Nero and say the 100 Years War was just Fabulous.

Brave girl, but delusional.

"If you wanna have a go at me, you can" Lmfao i love that

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