Saint Joan of Arc, 1412-1431

Born 1412 in Domremy. Died 1431 in Rouen. Jeanne d’Arc, a young peasant woman, believed she was commanded by God to unite the French people and repel the English invaders from France. She led the French army in a crushing victory at Orleans in 1429, one that severely crippled English attempt conquer France during the... Continue Reading →

Women in the Kingdom of Jerusalem

This is another guest post by Author Helena Schrader. The crusader states, established at the beginning of the 12 century, rapidly developed unique political institutions and their own legal traditions. One of the most interesting ways in which they set themselves apart from contemporary societies was the prominent role played by women.   In the surrounding... Continue Reading →

Blog at

Up ↑