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Joan of Arc Book ✓ Hardcover Helen Castor is a historian of medieval England and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College Cambridge She directed Joan of ePUB Ã studies in History at Sidney for eight years before deciding to concentrate on writing history for a wider readership Her book Blood Roses Faber published in revised form in the US by HarperCollins is a biography of the fifteenth century Paston family whose letters are.

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Joan of ArcArs later a saint Her case was heard in court twice over One trial in condemned her; the other twenty five years after her death cleared her name In the transcripts we hear first hand testimony from Joan her family and her friends a rare survival from the medieval world What could be revealing?

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  • Heidi The Reader

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  • Susan

    Joan of Arc Book ✓ Hardcover Joan of ArcWriting the biography of a medieval figure is always a difficult undertaking However the life of Joan the Maid is better documented than most largely due to the transcripts of her trial for heresy and the subseuent investigation which cleared her name twenty five years after her death Author Helen Castor attempts not only to tell her story but to put her life – and death – in context within the history of


  • Ray

    Joan of Arc Book ✓ Hardcover Joan of ArcFrance in 1429 was a divided kingdom At war with the English on and off since 1337 with a weak king and a ruling class destroyed by the catastrophe of Agincourt it looked as if the English king would finally secure the throne of France The English held the capital and most of northern France and in league with Philip of Burgundy at that time one of the most powerful of the r


  • Nicky

    Joan of Arc Book ✓ Hardcover Joan of ArcI originally reuested this as an ARC from Netgalley because I enjoyed Helen Castor’s She Wolves but I never got round to it in time and ended up buying the book recently This is a bit too dry to be a story but Castor certainly “picked her way through the evidence choosing what to weave into a seamless story” It doesn’t spend much time in the narrative on talking about conflicting testim


  • Irene

    Joan of Arc Book ✓ Hardcover Joan of ArcThis was an interesting look at the figure of Joan of Arc through the lens of the political forces of her era I knew virtually nothing about the 100 Year War prior to reading this


  • Cynda

    Joan of Arc Book ✓ Hardcover Joan of ArcThe Truth always Comes OutHats off to Helen Castor for telling the story of The Maid chronologically rather than en media res To tell the story from the perspective of en media res results in highlighted uestions and scrambled information To tell the story in chronological order allows for human fallibility that does notdoes not need lead to character assassinationWhat a boon to biographers and their readers that so much documentation was recorded and kept for church records At the reuest of Bishop Cauchon a notary and his as


  • Leah

    Joan of Arc Book ✓ Hardcover Joan of ArcMore history than biographyHelen Castor begins this retelling of the life of Joan the Maid by explaining that although her story is better documented than most from this period it isn't always possible to take the sources at face value Since her legend was being created while she was still alive and since so much hung on the idea of which side in the war had the support of God then an inevitable bias has to be expected in the various accounts of her actions and words So Castor has set out to put Joan's story into the context of the times and to do that she starts fourteen years before Joan appears taking us back to Agincourt and then working forward This is a fairly short book actually history than biography It's well written and therefore easy to read and Castor explains the various alliances and enmities clearly – having very little previous knowledge of the period


  • Kiwi Begs2Differ ✎

    Joan of Arc Book ✓ Hardcover Joan of ArcUnfortunately the tile of this book is deceiving The name may not had been the author’s original choice possibly the publisher’s? I have come across a few books that use name dropping as a marketing tool to attract readers but for people like me this marketing device inevitably leads to disappointment The author opens the book with the political situation during the dynastic clash for the control of the French crown the English invasion and the battle of Agincourt at the beginning of 1400s It is a reasonable