Supposedly, before she was burned at the stake by a bunch of English clergymen, Joan of Arc turned a devotional ring over to Cardinal Henry Beaufort, and it’s been in English hands every since. Until now, anyway.
Few historical figures are quite so famous as Joan of Arc, the teenage peasant girl who drove the English from Orleans and became a legend. What’s less widely known is the context that made her such a phenomenon—and that’s what Helen Castor tries to remedy with Joan of Arc: A History.
Everybody, it's Joan of Arc's 600th birthday! The young French heroine was born (at least according to legend) on this day in 1412; she was burned at the stake at the age of 19, in 1431. Celebrate by making some armor, or if that's too time-consuming, just drink some unpasteurized milk. Some people think this is…
This amazing armor, inspired by Joan of Arc and created by Grace Duval, took fifty hours to put together.
This week MTV celebrates its 30th anniversary, and over the course of three decades the network has done nothing short of redefining pop culture. And lucky for us, quite a few ladies helped push the network ahead along the way. Herewith, a celebration of the ladies of MTV.