Joan of Arc burned as a heretic by the English

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Historical Context Note

Joan of Arc's visions and courage had inspired the Dauphin aspiring to the French throne to resist the English invaders with new strength. However, when she was finally captured by those sympathetic to the English claimant to the throne, Henry VI, Joan of Arc was interrogated and ultimately condemned as a heretic and burned. She remained an important figure in French national consciousness over subsequent centuries. Pope Benedict XV canonised her on 16 May, 1920.

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Editors. "Joan of Arc burned as a heretic by the English". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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