Why did the Joan of Arc get executed?
- Joseph BLv 51 month agoFavorite Answer
For committing the horrid and wicked sin of wearing pants in public. That, and she was fighting for the independence of France, and the church, controlled by England at that time, decided she had to be gotten rid of. Assuming male attire was as good a charge as any back then.
- Anonymous1 month ago
She was the General of an invading French army in one of the series of wars (Hundred years wars) against England. They actually won that war but she was later captured by pro-English forces, put on trial, and executed.
- 1 month ago
the British were afraid of her
- 1 month ago
Joan of Arc got executed because she was the enemy of England and her allies, back then the Church dictated what shall happen to the enemy and they concluded that she must be burned alive because she was a "witch".
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- Elaine MLv 71 month ago
Her wikipedia entry explains it all.
- ElaineLv 71 month ago
The official reason given was that she was a heretic and blasphemer. The real reason was that she was a threat to the power structure of both the Church and the English. She had people following her and she was victorious in battles against the English. In order to convict her the Church placed men's clothing only in her cell so,in order to appear at her trial the men's clothing was the only thing she could wear. The minute she stepped into the court room wearing men's clothing her fate was sealed.
- ioerrLv 71 month ago
she somehow managed lead the french army to victory against the english in multiple battles, despite being a teenage girl with no military experience whatsoever. she claimed god was telling her to do this and was guaranteeing her victories. it was all a huge morale boost for the french, who before she got involved had been losing the hundred years war, really badly. she saved france, pretty much, is what they say
well her luck eventually ran out and the english captured her. the french king could have saved her with a ransom but he was a first class ungrateful a sshole and let the english execute her. the english accused her of being a witch and burned her at the stake
she's about the biggest national hero france has to this day, and a saint
- MurzyLv 71 month ago
- humptyLv 71 month ago
The heresy of being better at war than the men were.
- ProfGene.TogolotLv 71 month ago
Because she claimed that God told her to fight for France and the church accused her of blasphemy.