[Joan of Arc]

The Bromsgrove Guild (probably by Walter Gilbert)


52 x 35mm.

Private Collection

Inscribed: “1429”

According to Wikipedia, “The Battle of Patay (18 June 1429) was the culminating engagement of the Loire Campaign of the Hundred Years' War between the French and English in north-central France. It was a decisive victory for the French and decimated the corps of veteran English longbowmen. This victory was to the French what Agincourt was to the English. Although credited to Joan of Arc, most of the fighting was done” by the vanguard of the French army as English units fled, and the main portions of the French army (including Joan herself) were unable to catch up to the vanguard as it continued to pursue the English for several miles.”

  • Medal in its original case
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