On April 18, 1909, Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome. Her life inspired her legend, which tangles what may have actually happened and what Joan of Arc came to represent for the Catholic church. This is common of people who become legends, yet Helen Castor’s Joan of Arc: A History tackles this challenge undaunted. Her book draws primarily from first person accounts from those who personally dealt with her, knew her, and the woman, herself.

Book Title: Joan of Arc: A History

Book Author: Helen Castor

ISBN Number: 0062384392

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