In the year 1428, the English besieged Orléans, hoping to capture the strategic and symbolic city. A victory here could have led to the conquest of France. However, a teenage girl named Joan of Arc would also come to Orléans, and the entire course of the Hundred Years’ War would be changed. In this episode of Bow and Blade, Kelly and Michael talk about one of the most dramatic stories of medieval military history.
Below is a map showing the city of Orléans along with English and French positions:
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Kelly DeVries is a Professor at Loyola University in Maryland and Honorary Historical Consultant at the Royal Armouries. You can learn more about Kelly on his university webpage.
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Music: “Battle of the Creek” by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com)
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Top Image: Les Vigiles de Charles VII, manuscrit de Martial d’Auvergne, vers 1484, BnF MS Français 5054 fol. 53r