Joan of Arc was a remarkable human being. Whichever way history reflects upon her, no one can deny her unprecedented courage. Whether guided, or deluded, a single fragile fourteen year old girl staring down a thousand strong blood hungry army is simply incomprehensible.
However, no matter how she saw life and death, whether romanticised or not, at only 14 years of age this incredible little girl was taken from us all.
Her constant battle between masculinity and femininity, especially in such a close minded society and point in history is well documented. Pardoned for wearing armour in battle, her cutting of hair and choice to wear boys clothing was much less desired by both her friends and enemies, building to the case that led to her execution. We have to remember that all of this came from a girl who was hardly even into her teens.
There is no doubt that Joan of Arc was a revolutionary, a visionary before her time. A human being that pushed societies beliefs and misconceptions. But what if she had the chance to become an empowered, liberated young woman?
Perhaps she would have fought with gender roles or perhaps she would have taken the path of a well guided femme fatale, an anti hero as such. One thing would be sure, she would have always remained strong to her beliefs and ideals to being; A Maid Of Heaven.
Photographer: Merry P
Creative Director: James Joseph
Makeup Artist: Alex Phillips
Tartan Dress and suit: Corrie Nielsen
Silver Dress: Alice P Palmer
All Jewellery: Imogen Belfield
Special thanks to The Sanderson London.