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a standard bearer whose primary effect was on morale

She had become the heroine of her kingdom at the age of seventeen, but died at the age of nineteen.
"Only a regime in the final straits of desperation would pay any heed to an illiterate farm girl who claimed that voices from God were instructing her to take charge of her country’s army and lead it to victory."
Illiterate Joan signed an abjuration document she did not understand under threat of immediate execution. The court substituted a different abjuration in the official record.
The old king had believed he was made of glass, a delusion no courtier had mistaken for a religious awakening.
Finally, Anne of Burgundy, the duchess of Bedford and wife to the regent of England, declared Joan a virgin during pretrial inquiries. For technical reasons this prevented the court from charging Joan with witchcraft. Ultimately this provided part of the basis for Joan's vindication and sainthood.
Three separate vessels of the French Navy have been named after Joan of Arc, including a helicopter carrier currently in active service.
Joan of Arc - Wikipedia

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