Goolsby1 How My Outside Reading Supplemented

Goolsby1 How My Outside Reading Supplemented Chapter 12 In the textbook A History of Western Civilization by McKay, Hill, and Buckner there is little about Joan of Arc. The textbook just briefly describes the hundred-year war and Joans role in it. The textbook also states a small amount of information about her trial for hierarchy. This wonderful story of a strong lady leading a whole army to victory, her tragic trial and her death needs to be discussed more in this textbook. My outside reading helped me to understand the strength of St. Joan of Arc. The books I read were Saint Joan of Arc by V. Sackville West and Joan of Arc by Frances Giles. These books, especially the book by West, gives great detail of St. Joan of Arcs life as a young child, her impact on the French Army, her Trial of Condemnation, and her tragic burning at the stake. I feel that this outside reading supplemented my understanding of chapter 12 very well. The Hundred Years war was the beginning of the chapter and my outside reading. The French Monarchy fell into extremely difficult days and the country was divided. The Englishs Edward III choose to challenge the way in which the French throne was gained, after the French King died. Edward III sent an invasion to enforce the struggle for power between the French and the English. The French were divided amongst themselves and two different countries tore the kingdom. The Hundred Years War meant that for a hundred years the Kings of England tried to unite the kingdoms of France and England. The battles of Pointers, Crecy, and Agincourt were only the beginning of this tragic time. Many treaties were made to unite the kingdoms of France and England. The treaties of Tournai(1340), Bretigny (1360), Auxerre (1412) , Arras (1414), the Truces oof Calais (1347), Burges (1371), became mere interruptions in a larger conflict. This is the stage for the arrival of Joan …

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