Rohn Federbush

About me

72, I’ve written 3 Y-A historical novels of the Ann Arbor area. My website shows awards and publications.

From my website

Shakespeare’s Lexicon of St. Joan

Did Shakespeare vent his spleen in Henry VI? Was the dialogue of his characters a convenient excuse for describing France’s savior with vitriolic adjectives? St. Joan didn’t deserve to be called: a mad chambermaid, a beggar’s brat, algayne of the devil, drab of Lorraine, Armagnac’s whore, or the devil’s milkmaid.…

Voices Who Chose St. Joan

St. Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of France, of course appeared to Joan of Arc when she witnessed the English robbing her village of livestock to feed their armies. And when Romèe, Joan’s mother, refused to force her into marriage, St. Margaret of Antioch became her steadfast companion. Margaret’s…

Fictions of Joan of Arc

Sackville West, in his book “Saint Joan of Arc,” tries to prove every miracle of Joan’s. However he concedes Joan used every method necessary to succeed in freeing France from the English. Did she contrive with her uncle to persuade the general to provide her with troops by the miracle of…

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