Joan originally went to serve her country as a warrior because she heard a Voice from God while in the garden of her house where she grew up. Her Voices were St. Michael, St. Catherine, and St. Margaret.
England's most famous witch trial took place in Lancashire in 1612. Ten of the so-called Pendle Witches were hanged at Lancaster Castle after being deemed guilty of witchcraft. Their ghosts reputedly haunt the village of Newchurch which is where one of the witches is said to be buried.