Joan of Arc is considered a heroine of France and Roman Catholic saint. She was born to a peasant family in France. Joan said she received visions of the Archangel Michael instructing her to support Charles VII and recover France from England.. The uncrowned King Charles VII sent Joan to the siege of Orléans. Several swift victories led to Charles VII's coronation. On 23 May 1430, she was captured and handed over to the English, and then put on trial and burned at the stake (30 May 1431).