Joan Of Arc; "the Maid"

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJanet Tuckey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...with a band of freebooters. Franquet was taken, and Joan would have treated him as a prisoner of war, but the civil authorities claimed him as a robber, murderer, and traitor, and after due trial he was condemned and executed. She had a gentler memory than this to take with her from Lagny. A baby, three days old and unbaptised, was lying as if dead, and would have been buried in unconsecrated ground; but some young girls of the place carried it before the altar of the Virgin, and besought God to restore it to life, if only for a moment, that it might be received into the Church. They begged Joan to go with them, and she did so. While they were praying, the child moved, a natural colour came into its face, and it lived long enough to be baptised. Many people believed that Joan had restored it by a miracle. By the end of April, the Duke of Burgundy had taken the field, and attacked the fortresses about Compiegne. Joan arrived there on May I3th, and found the Count of Vendome and the Archbishop of Reims within the city, the latter perhaps still thinking to treat with Philip. Philip was now besieging Choisi-sur-Aisne, and Joan led an expedition to relieve it, but was repulsed at the passage of the Oise. She next tried to reach it by crossing the Aisne at Soissons, but the traitorous governor of the place refused to let the troops pass, and almost immediately afterwards admitted a party of Bur-gundians. Choisi was soon taken and destroyed. Joan returned to Compiegne, dispirited by her failure, bewildered at the treachery she had just witnessed. It was a time of sad forebodings for her. A story goes, that one morning, after hearing mass in the church of St. Jacques, she went apart and leaned dejectedly against a pillar. Some grown people and a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...with a band of freebooters. Franquet was taken, and Joan would have treated him as a prisoner of war, but the c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021785429X

ISBN - 13:9780217854290

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