By Jess B
THE CONQUER 1430
Issue - IIVX
JOAN OF ARC DEAD
The newspaper building
How to become a knight. Page 4.
JOAN OF ARC BURNED AT THE STAKE Jehanne of D’arc was born in 1412, yesterday she was burned at the stake for going against the church. Yesterday there was a huge gathering at the market. The dirt had turn to sticky mud with the rain and the trampling by the massive crowds that had gathered. People were at there stores trying to sell there food and goods while the crowds were here. Everyone was yelling and shouting amazed by this witch. Suddenly everyone stopped. They were listening, we were all listening to the same sound. The marching of the soldiers. They were getting closer and closer and then i saw her. She was a small girl just like those in our village. The soldiers and the priests were dressed in black and she stood out wearing a plain white robe. Her head was shaved and she had shackles on her hands and feet, red marks were they had rubbed against her skin. When the wood was laid around the scaffold where she was everyone was shouting and screaming again. The torch was laid on the stack and she started to cry. You could see the fear in her face as she started screaming. The smell overwhelmed me as she started to burn. It was horrible, but had to be done. Ms. Jehanne of D’arc believed she saw visions of saints and heard them talking to her. She claimed they told her to take the English armies from France and take there soon to be King Charles VII to the city of Rheims to be crowned King three years before she actually did. She convinced a neighboring towns that she needed to talk to Charles VII. She went to him dressed in mens clothing and was escorted to the castle by six men. Charles VII’s men wanted to believe her after the 100 years of war had been so recent. To be sure that what she was saying was worthy of been done Charles VII asked the church council to question her. They reported back to the King that they “had found nothing in her that was not of the Catholic faith and entirely consistent with reason”. She eventually got the army she needed and they won many battles. She then stood beside Charles VII as he was crowned King in Rheim. She continued leading the army but the new King lost interest in her. She was caught by the English and held captive, they tried to kill the reputation of Charles VII the French King by trying to prove that Joan was a witch. After that failed they tried to prove that she went against the church by listening to those “voices” in her head that told her to wear male clothing. After been threatened to be burnt on the stake she gave in and stopped but was soon tricked back into wearing them. Because of that she was then burned on the stake yesterday.
Joan of Arc at her home
Being burnt on the stake
Leading an army
DID YOU KNOW? Noblewomen are expected to be married at 14 and their husband was chosen by their fathers.
Robin Hood - Ferocious or Kind? The sherif fears Robin Hood. Shall we the mere people of the land be afraid of this man? He is stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Who else is there to help the poor when the Sherrif himself is sitting around complaining about how were not paying taxes. The Sherrif has made Robin of Locksley and his gang outlaws. They live in the forest for protection and kill the Kings deer to eat. I believe they are not doing it to be called â€œheroesâ€? by the people. Ever since Robin came back from the Holy Land he has been doing things for the people and not for the Sherif. The rumor has it that the King of England spoke to Robin and that Robin is acting on the behalf of the king. With his impeccable aim with his own homemade bow and his gang of outlaws, even the sherifs men cannot keep him at bay. I the editor, think we should support Robin in setting out against the sherif. Who else is helping us to have money to feed our kids each night and keep a roof over our head, its certainly not the sherif.
DID YOU KNOW? Peasants remain peasants for the rest of their lives with no way to get out of it.
Something fun Maze, Colour in the King! Jokes:
How to: Become a knight A KNIGHTS STORY
Step 1: At the age of seven, you left to live with a lord and worked as a paige. Step 2: When your 15 you become a squire or the personal assistant to a knight. They learn how to: - Fight - Hawk - Hunt - Wrestle - To use weapons - Lance - To take care of a horse - To put armor on Step 3: Chilvary:
They learnt the code of
Step 4: You would then get dubbed a night by a queen or a noble.
THE CODE OF CHILVARY Thou shalt believe all that the Church teaches, and shalt observe all its directions. Thou shalt defend the Church. Thou shalt respect all weaknesses, and shalt constitute thyself the defender of them. Thou shalt love the country in the which thou wast born. Thou shalt not recoil before thine enemy. Thou shalt make war against the Infidel without cessation, and without mercy. Thou shalt perform scrupulously thy feudal duties, if they be not contrary to the laws of God. Thou shalt never lie, and shall remain faithful to thy pledged word. Thou shalt be generous, and give largess to everyone. Thou shalt be everywhere and always the champion of the Right and the Good against Injustice and Evil.
Thou shalt believe all that the Church teaches, and shalt observe all its directions. Thou shalt defend the Church. Thou shalt respect all weaknesses, and shalt constitute thyself the defender of them. Thou shalt love the country in the which thou wast born. Thou shalt not recoil before thine enemy. Thou shalt make war against the Infidel without cessation, and without mercy. Thou shalt perform scrupulously thy feudal duties, if they be not contrary to the laws of God. Thou shalt never lie, and shall remain faithful to thy pledged word. Thou shalt be generous, and give largess to everyone. Thou shalt be everywhere and always the champion of the Right and the Good against Injustice and Evil.
Knight ready for battle
A medieval castle
Attacking a Castle There are three main ways to attack a castle: Starvation: Approaching castles from the ocean Mining: Tunneling under the castles walls and lighting fires to crumble the soil and send the castles walls tumbling down. Treachery, Surprise and Stupidity: Attacking through windows or having distractions.
DID YOU KNOW?
The other ways of attacking castles were by firing stones into or over the walls or ramming logs into the wooden doors making a way to get through.
The Solar was were the royal family lived and it was located at the top of the castle.
Defending a Castle Placing the castle on high land or in difficult areas. Have it designed architecturally to make it difficult for archers or people ramming the entrance. On the inside they would be built with an area to attack the enemy and keep them busy until relief arrived.