Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Twitter Ye Not - Joan of Arc

Twitter Ye Not - Joan of Arc

A regular piece for a certain national newspaper about how figures in history might have twittered or tweeted or whatever, had they the chance, inclination and technology.

On May 7 1429, Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc) pulled an arrow from her shoulder in order to lead the final charge on the English and end the siege of Orleans. Recent internet excavations have now unearthed the Twitter feed of that historic day.

I have shown the so-called Maid of Orléans with the arrow in her shoulder on the left, and St. Michael (whose voice, along with those of Saints catherine and Margaret, Joan claimed to hear). He is shown in his traditional suit of armour. The bobbly cross on th shield is the coat-of-arms traditionally attributed to St. Michael by medieval scholars. I have given young Joan a roman nose, after the Smith's 'Bigmouth Strikes Again'!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Paul, I love the execution of Michael here. Feet planted firmly in the clouds!