Freitag, 30. Mai 2014

Jeanne d’Arc - Songs

Today is Jeanne d'Arc's day of death. The heroine of France was burned on a stake on May 30 in 1431. That was 583 years ago. No decadal anniversary or such, but a good occasion to present a small collection of informing songs about that remarkable girl!

Her story in short:
Jeanne d'Arc (1412-1431) was born during the Hundred Years' War (England vs France) as a child of wealthy farmers. As a teenager she had religious visions telling her to save France. She led the troops in the battle of Orléans and they won. Due to treason she was captured, imprisoned, excommunicated and executed. Only a few years later (France had won the war), 1456, the king of France withdrew the verdict and Jeanne was rehabilitated, though, nevertheless, dead. In the early 20th century she was declared a saint of the catholic church.

Her story in songs:

Horrible Histories - Joan of Arc
(pastiche: Jessie J - Pricetag)
historyteachers - Joan of Arc
(pastiche: The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army)
Epic Rap Battles of History - Joan of Arc vs Miley Cyrus

PS: All information taken from Wikipedia and the songs. May contain mistakes. (And, yes, sorry, I love online videos, especially when they teach facts in a funny way!)

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