Joan


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Joan

1. known as the Fair Maid of Kent. 1328--85, wife of Edward the Black Prince; mother of Richard II
2. Pope legendary female pope, first mentioned in the 13th century: said to have been elected while disguised as a man and to have died in childbirth

Joan

of Arc, St. (1412–1431) heroically followed call to save France. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 187]
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The old fellow had been wont to obey the imperious little Lady Joan from her earliest childhood, and the habit was so strong upon him that he wheeled his horse and galloped after the flying palfrey of the Lady Mary de Stutevill.
As Joan de Tany turned again to the encounter before her, she saw fully twenty men surrounding Roger de Conde, and while he was taking heavy toll of those before him he could not cope with the men who attacked him from behind; and even as she looked she saw a battle axe fall full upon his helm, and his sword drop from his nerveless fingers as his lifeless body rolled from the back of Sir Mortimer to the battletramped clay of the highroad.
With a cry Joan de Tany threw herself across the outlaw's body, shielding him as best she could from the threatening sword.
he said, turning toward Joan who was kneeling beside De Conde, and as she raised her head, "My God
I know not who he be," said Joan de Tany, "except that he be the most marvelous fighter and the bravest man it has ever been given me to see.
Although Princess Angeline chooses Joan Dark to restore her to power, she saves Joan Dark from her historical fate of being burned.
Sister Joan Chittister is a member, and former prioress, of Mount Saint Benedict priory in Erie, Pennsylvania; she's also a former president of the American Benedictine priories.
It's land we've owned for 27 years that was a [working] cattle farm, and now we're changing gears with it," says Joan M.
Joan was a teenage peasant girl -- 17 when she left her village, Domremy; 19 when burned to death in the public square at Rouen.
It was not for nothing that Joan Lestor was nicknamed the Titian-haired Brunhilde and Joan Maynard Stalin's Granny.
Joan then heard her engineer husband Walter, 75, who had been working on a car at the front of the house, shouting her name.