Born to a peasant family in a quaint French village during the Hundred Years War in 1412, Joan never learned to read, write, or even how to mount a horse.
However, when she was just 13 years old she began to hear the divine voices of St. Michael, St. Catherine of Alexandria, and St. Margaret of Antioch urging her to save their country from English invasion and to crown their Dauphin, the rightful King of France.
Although small in stature Joan was big at heart and one day she found the courage to accept this intimidating mission.
But in order to meet the Dauphin and convince him of her worth as an untrained military strategist she knew she must at least look the part. So she cut off her hair, dressed in men’s clothes, and she proudly mounted a horse before setting off to see the heir to the French thrown.
Joan of Arc stood strong as she convinced the doubting Dauphin that she, a simple peasant girl, could defeat the enemies her male predecessors could not.
And so Joan of Arc introduced feminism to the