Did Shakespeare Have a Battle Ax?

Did Shakespeare Have a Battle Ax?

Indian tabar battle axe, late 18th century or earlier, crescent shape 5 inch long head with a square hammer opposite of the blade, 22 inch long steel haft, the end of the haft unscrews to reveal a 5-inch slim blade. Heavily patinated head and handle with traces of...
Why does Shakespeare call Joan of Arc Joan La Pucelle?

Why does Shakespeare call Joan of Arc Joan La Pucelle?

Image: Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres painted ‘Joan of Arc on Coronation of Charles VII in the Cathedral of Reims' in 1854. The painting is in the Louvre Museum in Paris.¬†Credit: Public domain In William Shakespeare's play, Henry VI Part 1, a major character is...