Jeanne de Clisson
At the beginning of the Hundred Years' War, well before Joan of Arc led her army, another French woman was making men tremble. On the volatile English channel, Jeanne de Clisson was seeking vengeance. The target of her wrath was none other than the King of France, Phillip VI, himself. As leader of the Black Fleet, she carved a name for herself as a violent and unwavering leader, unafraid to hack the heads from her enemies with a swing of her trusty axe. But it wasn't always this way. Born into nobility, Jeanne was destined for a very different kind of life. So what kind of callousness could have turned this mother of seven to a life of treachery? Grab your axe and join us as we discover the violent lives and violent ends of Jeanne de Clisson, The Lioness of Brittany, and the noblewomen who led and took up arms in the War of the Breton Succession. If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: Patreon Twitter @DeviantWomen Facebook @deviantwomenpodcast Instagram @deviantwomenpodcast Deviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Duration: 1 hr 7 min