Puppets on fire: what could be better? Over at Per Omnia Saecula, the inimitable Jennifer Lynn Jordan brings us another episode of Today in Medieval History, a most triumphant video to remind us that May 23 is the anniversary of Joan of Arc’s capture by the Burgundians in 1430.
A most bodacious soldier and general, Miss Of Arc totally rousted the English from France. Then she turned this dude, the dauphin, into a king. And all this by the time she was seventeen!
After you’ve watched Jenn put a puppet on trial and then burn it to death, here are a few more Joan of Arc videos to aid in your weekend reflections.
Joan of Arc played an important role in the most important historiographic statement of our time.
The Smiths mention Joan of Arc in the song “Bigmouth Strikes Again.”
Leonard Cohen got in on the action with his own song about Joan of Arc.
If you have 80 minutes, you can watch the 1928 silent film La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc.
(If you judge me for knowing that last bit, you’re no better than the people who set the real Joan of Arc on fire.)