Once there lived a legend whose coming had been foretold by the great prophet Merlin. It was said that after nearly a century of war, a maiden would unite her divided people. It did not say how... This star-studded epic mini-series tells the triumphant yet tragic true story of one of history's great legends: Joan of Arc. Leelee Sobieski takes the title role of the illiterate 15th century French peasant girl whose religious faith, courage and determination enabled her to win the trust of a king and unite the warring French nation. Inspired by her miraculous 'voices', Joan led her troops into battle against their English enemy, only to be betrayed, tried for heresy and burned at the stake, ending her short life at the age of 19 - but not her extraordinary place in history.