Joan of Arc, in battle armor, kneeling before the clergy in Blois.
Jeanne d'Arc (Sainte-Jeanne pour les intimes) is a legendary figure in France's history. She led many successful battles in the Hundred Years' War (which, according to Wikipedia, lasted 116 years) and spent a lot of time in what is now central France before being tried, convicted, and executed as a heretic. Jeanne was burned at the stake in Rouen, Normandy, in 1431. She was nineteen years old.
Throughout our region you can find plaques indicating that Jeanne d'Arc fought here, traveled there, or spent the night in this or that building. They remind me of the ubiquitous "George Washington slept here" signs you find in the eastern United States.