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How did the Seige of Orleans affect the people?

Asked by tianalovesyou (711points) June 1st, 2011

Did the siege of Orleans affect any people in any way?

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TexasDude's avatar

Here is a primary source document you may find useful.

WestRiverrat's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard Siege of Orleans, not battle of New Orleans.

TexasDude's avatar

@WestRiverrat whoops, totally missed that.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

I would look in the Journal du siège d’Orléans to see if there’s anything there. However, usually the people doing the chronicling focus on the people who are paying them – the rich people in power – and not the penniless masses, so it’s really hard to find what things were like for the everyman.

BarnacleBill's avatar

It was the turning point in the Hundred Years’ War. So, yes, it affected people’s lives. It was Joan of Arc’s first major victory.

Think about what people’s lives were like in the 1400’s, how military sieges would take place, the conflict between the French and English, why England wanted to invade France and take control, and why the French would not want them to.

A good thing to remember is that human nature remains constant over time; only technology and fashion changes. If you read about the Siege of Orleans and then imagine it happening today, you get a pretty good idea of how it would affect people.

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