Tuesday, April 29, 2008

This day in 1429 Orleans France -- The 100 year War

Joan of Arc ( in Joan of Arc, Saint: Action at Orléans )

Troops numbering several hundred men were mustered at Blois, and on April 27 they set out for Orléans. The city, besieged since Oct. 12, 1428, was almost totally surrounded by a ring of English strongholds. When Joan and one of the French commanders, La Hire, entered with supplies on April 29, she was told that action must be deferred until further reinforcements could be brought in.

Siege of Orléans

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