Jeanne d’Arc has been described as ‘a beacon of light in a shadowy world of medieval establishment’. Jeanne, with the courage of her convictions, persuaded and led a French army to victory against the English, to crown Charles VII at Rheims in July 1429. Jeanne was 17.
Her achievements were so miraculous, defying all the old men’s logic of the day, that she was viewed with suspicion and considered a threat …and when captured, eventually tried (accused of heresy and charged with wearing men’s clothes) and burnt at the stake.
The inspiration for the Jeanne d’Arc collection began with the Sydney Theatre Company’s 2018 production of George Bernard Shaw’s SAINT JOAN.