Joan of Arc Victorian Bracelet
The History Lesson:
This restored Victorian bracelet features Joan of Arc with a dragon on top of her helmet with Etruscan details. This bracelet is dated and patented December 16th, 1879 on the back.
Known for her belief that she was acting under divine guidance, she led the French army in a momentous victory at Orléans in 1428 against the English during the Hundred Years’ War. Captured a year later, Joan was burned to death by the English and their French collaborators as a heretic. She became the greatest national heroine of her compatriots, and her achievement was a decisive factor in the later awakening of French national consciousness.
As centuries passed, her legacy grew. A campaign to make her a saint began in the 1800s that resulted in various books and publications documenting (even glamourizing) her story—posters, paintings, stained glass windows, and even jewelry began celebrating her dressed in her battle armor.
It was only until 1920 that she was officially canonized as a saint by Pope Benedict XV.
Bracelet opens with a spring clasp in the center and measures 2.5” across in inner diameter and 6.5” in inner circumference.
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