So, another blog about Joan of Arc, when there is so much on the web…in fact there are pages and pages and pages about her…. On the whole,though, existing web sites and blogs deal with straight forward historical reportage of her voices, her battles, her trial and her death. There’s
surprisingly little or nothing on the web (in English, at least) that puts; her beliefs, her behaviour and her courage into any kind of historical context. And there is little on net on the symbolic use of her image by future generations for political ends. Thirdly, I think there’s some need for a forum that both celebrates and discusses her time here, in the Touraine (at Loches, Chinon, the Loire War Campaign), and records her potent symbolism that still exists all around us today.
So, those are the three main topics I’ll be dealing with in this section of my blog pages…..you’re all, of course, most welcome to contribute your own points of view and tell me where I, an Englishman abroad, am going wrong and where I should go!