The young Jeanne d'Arc spent her youth in a quiet village called Domrémy until the English Army came pillaging. The pious young girl becomes terribly disturbed by the violence and injustice of the war. Convinced that she is receiving divine messages, Jeanne d'Arc is further reinforced by her frequent confessions and dialogues with the church clergy. She sets out to deliver France from the hands of English rule.
Now a young lady, she convinces the King - after a first trial and a virginity check - to place her at the head of the army. Her military success that forced the English to give up the city of Orleans led to the crowning of Charles VII in Reims, while her failure to take Paris led to her capture by the Bourguignons, allied with the English. The Bishop Cauchon who headed the final trial was quite disconcerted by Jeanne's enormous faith. Nonetheless, Jeanne d'Arc was declared a heretic and burned at the stake.