What Happened in May 1431

Historical Events

Historic Event

May 28 Joan of Arc is accused of relapsing into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution

  • May 30 Hundred Years' War: 19 year old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal in Rouen, France

Famous Deaths

ExecutionJoan of Arc

May 30 Joan of Arc, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date), executed and burnt at the stake at 19