War and Famine
What I also like about this film is that it represents the continual war and famine of the early modern period. I find I usually gloss over this, probably because I normally deal with merchant classes and nobles.
They just referred to Joan as a “camp following strumpet’. That’s a nice touch….since armies would be followed by an even larger army of women, tradespeople, and animals. Syphillis, from what we know, seems to have passed so quickly around Europe after 1493 because of the movement of armies.