#Onthisday in history 29th April 1429 A.D. A person known as Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the siege of Orleans which was at the time under siege from the English forces. Between the years of 1428-1429, which was a crucial point in the hundred years war between the French and English Forces. The first military victory for the French royal army, which had “Joan of Arc” with them to battle against the army.

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The battles victory had changed the tides of war dramatically. Since the first major defeat of the French at Agincourt in 1415 A.D. they had faced defeat after defeat and it is believed that if the French were defeated at Orleans Henry V would have soon taken control of all of France. The arrival of Joan of Arc had provided a much needed boost for French Morale and momentum. The city held an important cultural and strategic area and both sides understood its importance and its potential impact on the results of the war.

 

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