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photoblog image Joan of Arc - Jeanne d'Arc  by Arcabas

Joan of Arc - Jeanne d'Arc by Arcabas

 

NOLITE TIMERE - Do not be afraid

 

Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d'Arc  January c. 1412– 30 May 1431), is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. Joan said she received visions of the Archangel Michael, Saint Margaret, and Saint Catherine of Alexandria instructing her to support Charles VII and recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War. The uncrowned King Charles VII sent Joan to the siege of Orléans as part of a relief mission. She gained prominence after the siege was lifted only nine days later. Several additional swift victories led to Charles VII's coronation at Reims. This long-awaited event boosted French morale and paved the way for the final French victory.

 

On 23 May 1430, she was captured at Compiègne by the Burgundian faction, which was allied with the English. She was later handed over to the English and put on trial by the pro-English Bishop of Beauvais Pierre Cauchon on a variety of charges. After Cauchon declared her guilty she was burned at the stake on 30 May 1431, dying at about nineteen years of age.

Joan of Arc - Jeanne d'Arc by Arcabas

 

NOLITE TIMERE - Do not be afraid

 

Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d'Arc  January c. 1412– 30 May 1431), is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. Joan said she received visions of the Archangel Michael, Saint Margaret, and Saint Catherine of Alexandria instructing her to support Charles VII and recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War. The uncrowned King Charles VII sent Joan to the siege of Orléans as part of a relief mission. She gained prominence after the siege was lifted only nine days later. Several additional swift victories led to Charles VII's coronation at Reims. This long-awaited event boosted French morale and paved the way for the final French victory.

 

On 23 May 1430, she was captured at Compiègne by the Burgundian faction, which was allied with the English. She was later handed over to the English and put on trial by the pro-English Bishop of Beauvais Pierre Cauchon on a variety of charges. After Cauchon declared her guilty she was burned at the stake on 30 May 1431, dying at about nineteen years of age.

comments (17)

Beautiful detail...
....peter:): thank you Larry....petersmile
  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 28 Mar 2018, 02:02
just beautiful
....peter:): thank you Sherri....petersmile
You've just reminded me of the passion of the March for Our Lives students around America (and the world) right now, Peter, who would gladly give their lives for their cause right now, I'm sure, if it meant getting more/better gun control. (sigh) Our "children" will often be the ones to lead us in the right direction.
....peter:): the March of Our Lives just may make a difference to the gun control laws in the US Ginnie... many of these children will have a vote this year... Jeanne D'Arc was far ahead of her time and suffered being burnt at the stake for it....petersmile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 28 Mar 2018, 06:38
A perpetual heroine
....peter:): so true Chris... thank you....petersmile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 28 Mar 2018, 07:45
A powerful figure from history Peter, but not thought much of in this country.
....peter:): i understand about the history would not be agreeable in England Chad....petersmile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 28 Mar 2018, 07:56
This shows so well her young age and innocence, Peter
....peter:): i agree Lisl... she has the look of a child in this painting....petersmile
Probably the best known French Heroine.
....peter:): yes the best known French Heroine Bill... but not to the English....petersmile
I have an uncle who is obsessed with Jeanne d'Arc. He has every book ever written about her and as an artist, has done paintings of her. His Christmas card this year was a painting of her that he had painted. I wish he had a computer, I would send him this as an ecard.
....peter:): i think that it's great that your uncle has such a passion for Jeanne d'Arc Mary... there must be someone near him with a computer... if you wish i can e-mail you a copy of the original digital photo along with the write up... and you can print and mail it to him.....petersmile
Superbe Peter!!! Bise, bon mercredi tout en douceur!
....peter:): Merci Maria-Lina...Bisous, bon mercredi tout doux....peter/pierresmile
That is a lovely little painting.
....peter:): it is a lovely painting Brian... thank you....petersmile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Mar 2018, 16:06
She looks very serene for such an awesome fighter.
....peter:): she was serene... in this image she was being burned at the stake... the golden circles represent the fire Louis....petersmile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Mar 2018, 18:02
She looks so innocent but she fought for a good cause. What a wonderful painting this is.
(I read some of the comments, very interesting)
....peter:): thank you Astrid... she did fight a good cause... in this image she was being burned at the stake... "NOLITE TIMERE - Do not be afraid"
....petersmile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Mar 2018, 18:04
As Teenager I was a fan of Jeanne d'Arc and I met her often in France, recently in Rouen. 'Nolite timere' is a good motto to characterise this young saint.
....peter:): "NOLITE TIMERE - Do not be afraid" was there because in this painting Arcabas shows her being burned at the stake Philine....petersmile
a very well done piece and i like the youthful appearance too. a fine composition, Peter.
....peter:): thank you very much Ayush... it was a fine painting by Arcabas....petersmile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Mar 2018, 20:38
A tragic period in history. So young and what a way to die.
....peter:): it was a tragic period Alan... Joan of Arc died at the stake without fear in a her heart....petersmile
She certainly was a special human being.
....peter:): she certainly was Michael....petersmile
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 29 Mar 2018, 04:19
This is excellent!
....peter:): thank you Ray... welcome back....petersmile

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