Messenger : The Story Of Joan Of Arc
“When I was thirteen, I heard a voice from God. The first time, I was terrified. The voice told me that I must depart and go into France and that I would raise the siege before Orleans. I answered the voice that I was a poor girl who knew nothing of riding and warfare. But since God had commanded me to go, I must.” In the 14th century, it was predicted that a maid from the forests of Lorraine would save France. At 17, this girl delivered an extraordinary message to her Dauphin and, two months later, led her army to victory over the English at Orleans. But due to fear of her growing power, both the church and her King betrayed her. She had served her purpose, now she was to be feared. Her enemies declared her to be a witch and burned her at the stake.