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"Joan of Arc: 1412–1431 A national hero in France, Joan of Arc led the resistance to the English invasion of France in the Hundred Years War. She believed that it was her divine mission to free her country from the English. She cut her hair, dressed in a man's uniform, and led French troops to victory in the battle of Orleans in 1429." http://distinguishedwomen.com/biographies/ joanarc.html

Images of the Medieval City * What did medieval cities look like? Or more precisely, how did medieval people depict cities? Here are 15 images from the Middle Ages that show how the urban world looked like.

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Britain Royal Coat of Arms

"Royal Coat of Arms of Great Britain" Wall Sculpture. Supported by the English Lion and the Unicorn of Scotland, this official Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom is the epitome of heraldry. Boasting the mottos of the British monarchs - "God and my right" and "Evil to him who evil thinks" - this historic, nine-centuries-old replica shield carries symbols of England, Scotland, Ireland topped by the crown. #coatofarms #greatbritain #wallsculpture

Plan of Jerusalem, c. 1200 Psalter-fragment (The Hague, KB, 76 F 5), Courtesy of the Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts Project. Koninklijke Bibliotheek © National Library of the Netherlands.

Research Indicates Mary Magdalene was Black and of Ethiopian lineage. Using the Old Testament of the Bible as a basis for much of her research, Johnson asserts that it is very possible that Mary Magdalene was of the lineage of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba through their son Menelik I. The late Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia laid claim to being of the lineage of Menelik I and also the same lineage of Jesus through the Davidic line...