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I have two famous ancestors—both women—both rode into battle on horses to the amazement of all the men. Both French. One was the last of the Angevin line and Mother of the Plantagenet line. The other was a poor peasant girl who had visions from angels & was burned at the stake.
This was a recent discovery from my Mom and Aunt, who went on a "family tree" type of vacation a few years back. When I was told, I was like "cool!" But I haven't really dug into the stories of either... I have, but not like a deep dive.
Both seemed like good people. In fact, Eleanor of Aquitaine—later in life—may have been the impetus for the Robin Hood tales.

However, when she married into the house of Anjou, their offspring—in most cases—were monsters.
I don't know what any of this means... As there are 1,000 other mothers and fathers from which I come, and I know not their names, what they did, or where they are from.

That's sad.

I really could care less about any bloodline "link." Other than I find it fascinating.
Joan of Arc didn't have any children, so I don't know if I descend from her brother or sister.

What is clear, and supremely interesting, is that her account was, and still is the most documented in all French history.

This what she looked like... The only accurate depiction.
I'll do a proper thread on both of these women... But right now, we have 62 days left to make sure DJT gets elected. So, despite me wanting to finish various unfinished threads, it's not the best use of my time right now.

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