OP, marry me, please. I’m sick and tired of this issue. I wish there were some fic where France actually refuses to pay ransom, like it really happened. And I wish there were some story with other people from French history; where is Henry IV or Richelieu or even Louis XIV?
Oh my, how I’d like that. It’s not that I don’t like Jeanne, but she was somehow an ‘invention’ of the 19th century. And nowadays, she’s not as present as she used to be. I mean, ask for France’s main hero nowadays, I’m not sure you’ll get her as an answer.
Yes, yes, yes Henri IV. He’s like… our favourite King ever. Why is he just inexistant? (I’ve the impression I’m the only one who wrote him in someway). But I’d personally sell my soul for some France/Vauban ~.
THIS SO MUCH. Himaruya wrote himself that France actually forgot about Jeanne d’Arc for a long time.
I still have hope for some serious french révolution strip one day, or one about french empire, Bonaparte ending Holy Roman Empire or - anything in fact. His history is not just all about ~Jeanne d’Arc~ and “surrending” damnit.