Joan of Arc: Woman, Warrior, Witch

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 10th March 2020

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Room 2/07, Park Building, University of Portsmouth, King Henry I Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ

Description: For two brief years, 1429-1431, Joan of Arc played an important role in restoring French fortunes against England in the Hundred Years War before being tried for heresy and being burned at the stake in Rouen. Once the English had been driven out of France in the 1450s, Joan was posthumously re-tried and exonerated. Yet it was not until the late nineteenth century that a process for her canonisation began, and not until 1920 that she was declared a saint. This talk will look at the many personas of Joan, both in her life time and beyond. Anne Curry is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Southampton and a past president of the Historical Association.

Price: Free to HA members, branch members, and students. £1.00 for non-members.

Email: portsmouthhistorybranch@gmail.com

Lecturer: Professor Anne Curry, University of Southampton

Region: South-East England

Branch: Portsmouth

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