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Joan of Arc

 
 
Yalow
 
Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2022 11:41 am
What is the way English-speaking people see Joan of Arc? As an enemy?
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2022 11:45 am
@Yalow,
We see her as a historical figure.

Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2022 12:35 pm
@izzythepush,
And Joan is one of the patron saints of France, but most English-speaking people live in officially non-Roman Catholic countries.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2022 12:46 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
And English speaking USA allied with France in the war of independence.

To be honest I don't think many people are that bothered by the events of the hundred years war.

The last time I saw Joan of Arc mentioned was earlier on today, when she was a question on Pointless,

Before that it was years ago on a episode of The Simpsons.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2022 12:48 pm
@izzythepush,
English speaking also includes a lot of Africa. How do Nigerians feel about Joan of Arc?

I would imagine they don't give her a lot of thought.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2022 12:55 pm
The real villain of the piece was the class system and the hypocritical code of chivalry. Ever since 1066 we've had two French Royal families battling over title of England and France.

And as always it was the poor peasants who suffered, butchered bu both French and English while enemy knights and other nobles were treated well and ransomed.

That's chivalry for you, Class War.

That was the good thing about the Battle of Agincourt, the English longbow went straight through armour and decimated the French Knights, suddenly warfare wasn't sport any more. It wasn't just the peasants who were dying.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2022 06:53 pm
@izzythepush,
And it was peasants who were the long bowmen. At different times they were ordered to have a bow and so many arrows ready for a call up.
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