Beyond the Myth The Story of Joan of Arc

ISBN-10: 0395981387
ISBN-13: 9780395981382
Edition: 1999
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Description: The king was going mad . . . So begins Polly Schoyer Brooks's account of one of history's most compelling stories and one of the world's most popular heroines-Joan of Arc. Brooks tells us of a fifteenth-century France ravaged by war, plague, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $8.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/25/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.440

The king was going mad . . . So begins Polly Schoyer Brooks's account of one of history's most compelling stories and one of the world's most popular heroines-Joan of Arc. Brooks tells us of a fifteenth-century France ravaged by war, plague, and religious conflict; of a king who suffered fits of madness and his weak son who made a disappointing successor; and of a peasant girl from the countryside who accomplished what appeared to be miracles by rallying the dispirited French nation with her desire to see the rightful king rule. Little more than a year after her astounding triumphs-uniting the nation and securing the throne for Charles VII with her victory over the English at Orlean-nineteen-year-old Joan was imprisoned on charges of witchcraft and sorcery, tried for heresy, and burned at the stake. Polly Schoyer Brooks's detailed narrative unveils the spirited young woman who became a patron saint and continues to inspire courage and faith.

Polly Schoyer Brooks lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, where she enjoys her four children, ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

The Fifteenth Century
Joan and Her Village
The Runaway
Chinon
The Battle of Orleans
The Battle of Patay
To Crown the King
Fall from Glory
Poor Captive
Setting the Stage for the Trial
On Trial
Relapsed Heretic
Afterword
Author's Note
Bibliography
Index

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