(Joan of Arc. Source Wikipedia)
International Women’s Day is held every year around the world on the 8th March. Between now and then in anticipation of this wonderful commemorative day I would like to reminisce about some of the women in history that have inspired me. I recently participated in a series entitled “Fab Five” where I named five historical figures that I admired from the twentieth century. I am ashamed to say that at the time I did not include not one woman. I would like to therefore take this opportunity to introduce women who I truly respect, appreciate and are fond of their accomplishments.
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc, wearing a breast plate and wielding a lance rode at the head of the uncrowned Charles VII’s army and into history. She led the French to a famous victory by routing the English at the Siege of Orleans in…
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