is born to Joan of Arc Jacques d'Arc and Isabelle Romée at Domrémy, France. The birth occurs during the Christian holiday of Epiphany.
August 31: Henry V of England dies and is succeeded by his infant son, Henry VI.
John, Duke of Bedford becomes Regent. October 21: Charles VI of France dies. Henry VI is declared King of France with John, Duke of Bedford serving as his Regent.
Summer: Joan said she first experienced visions of the Archangel Michael, St. Catherine, and St. Margaret while in her father's garden.
Orléans. Battle of Rouvray. February 12: Joan's last meeting with Robert de Baudricourt before being granted an escort for the journey to
Chinon. February 22: Joan leaves for Chinon.
March 4: Joan arrives in Chinon.
March 6: Joan meets with the Dauphin.
April 29: Joan enters the city of Orléans.
May 4: Orléans. Saint-Loup
bastide is taken. May 6: Orléans.
Bastide of the Augustinians taken. May 7: Orléans. Les Tourelles taken.
May 8: Orléans.
Siege of Orléans is lifted. June 11–12:
Battle of Jargeau. June 15:
Battle of Meung-sur-Loire. June 16–17:
Battle of Beaugency. June 18:
Battle of Patay. July 17 Rheims.
Charles VII crowned. September 8: Joan is wounded by a crossbow arrow while carrying her banner during a failed attack against
Compiègne. Joan is captured by Burgundian troops. May 23: Dictated a letter to the Hussites threatening to lead a crusading army against them.
Rouen. Joan's trial on various charges begins, conducted by the pro-English prelate Pierre Cauchon. February 21: Rouen. First public session of the trial. Joan is presented to the court.
March 10: Rouen. Trial sessions moved to prison.
May 9: Rouen. Joan is threatened with torture.
May 24. Rouen. Joan's abjuration.
May 28: Rouen. Joan "relapses" by dressing in soldier's clothing. This opens the charge that she is a relapsed heretic, although eyewitnesses later said she had been maneuvered into a "relapse" by the guards.
May 30: Rouen. Joan is burned at the stake.
late 1431–1455 [ edit ]
December 16, 1431: Duke of Bedford stages a coronation in Paris of King Henry VI, styled of England and France.
Spring 1432: English suffer military reverses around Paris.
November 1432: Anne of Burgandy (the Duchess of Bedford) dies. Anne's marriage to the English regent had fortified and formalized the Anglo-Burgundian alliance.
September 29, 1435: Treaty of
Arras between Burgundy and France whereby Duke Philip of Burgunday, formerly an ally of the English, recognizes Charles VII as King of France. February 1436: Paris blockaded.
April 1436: Paris opens its gates to Dunois and Richemont. Paris is once again in French hands.
April 15, 1450. The English field army is destroyed at the
Battle of Formigny and the English are expelled from Normandy, the ancient seat of the Normans who conquered England. May 1452: An investigation into Joan's trial is conducted by the chief Inquisitor of France.
July 17, 1453. English are expelled from
Aquitaine following the Battle of Castillon, ending the Hundred Years' War.
November: The appeal of Joan's conviction begins, prompted by a petition from Joan's mother Isabelle and backed by the chief Inquisitor of France and Pope Calixtus III.
July 7: Rouen. The appellate trial adjourns, declaring the 1431 conviction null on the basis of corruption and false charges.
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