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The Real Joan of Arc

Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society

08-03-2024 • 48 mins

How did a peasant girl go on to lead French armies at the age of 17?


To mark International Women's Day on March 8th, Kate's joined by Eleanor Janega, co-host of sister podcast Gone Medieval, to explore the life of the formidable Joan of Arc.


How did her visions of saving France from the English play a part in her life? Why was it significant that she wore men's clothes and led armies? And what's her legacy today?


This episode was edited and produced by Stuart Beckwith. The senior producer was Charlotte Long.


Eleanor's book, The Once and Future Sex, is out now in paperback.


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