Etienne Pasquier kept one copy for four years. To which she answered that, fairly near Domrémy, there was a certain tree called the Ladies' Tree, and others called it the Fairies' Tree; and near by is a fountain. She has heard that the sick drink of this fountain she herself has drunk of it and seek from its waters the restoration of their health; but she does not know whether they are cured or not. An examination as to Joan's was conducted some time prior to January 13, overseen by the the wife of , in France of the boy-king. Joan of Arc became a legendary figure for the next four centuries. Joan: I do not know what you wish to examine me on.
But she did not on account of that give up her riding or work. Joan stayed here from March 8 th to April 20 th, 1429. Their opponents sometimes satirize its appropriation of her image. On this same day, asked if she will put off man's dress and hear Mass, she replies that she will not yet put it off, and that it is not on her that the day depends when she may do so. Joan of Arc arrived at the siege of Orléans on April 29, 1429, but Jean d'Orléans, the acting head of the Orléans ducal family, excluded her from war councils and failed to inform her when the army engaged the enemy. When the Church bells rang, I have seen her kneel down and make the sign of the Cross.
In the extreme prejudice of Messire Pierre Cauchon, Bishop of Beauvais, there were, I assert two proofs of ill-feeling: the first, when the Bishop, acting as Judge, commanded Joan to be kept in the secular prison and in the hands of her mortal enemies; and although he might easily have had her detained and guarded in an ecclesiastical prison, yet he allowed her, from the beginning of the trial to the end, to be tormented and cruelly treated in a secular prison. Asked whether she knew or had seen Catherine de La Rochelle, she answered yes, at Jargeau and Montfaucon in Berry. In writing the said Process, I was often opposed by my Lord of Beauvais and the Masters, who wanted to compel me to write according to their fancy, and against what I had myself heard. Procès en Nullité de la Condamnation de Jeanne d'Arc. Her guards annoyed her and abused her and she lived in constant fear of them, although Warwick restrained them somewhat, for she was a valuable prisoner; the English had paid 10,000 livres for her. Joan: Concerning my father and my mother, and what I have done since I took the road to France, I will gladly swear to tell the truth. She confessed willingly at festivals, principally at the Feast of the most Holy Easter, the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I should be the saddest in all the, world if I knew that I were not in the grace of God. I am sure of what I say, because I went with the rest to Neufchâteau and I saw Joan there with her parents. She added that for her own part, she told the people of Jargeau to retire if they wished, with their doublets or tunics, and their life safe; otherwise they would be taken by assault. I know that she was good, simple and pious, and that she feared God and the Saints. The said Robert twice refused to hear her and repulsed her; the third time he listened to her and gave her an escort. I know of a surety that at night she slept chained by the legs with two pairs of iron chains, and fastened closely to a chain going across the foot of her bed, held to a great piece of wood, five or six feet long, and closed with a key, so that she could not move from her place.
She began waving it, inspiring her troops. Asked whether the angel who brought the crown came from earth, she answered that when the angel came before the king, he did the king reverence by bowing before him and pronouncing the words of the sign that Jeanne said above. She visited him with a safe conduct and returned to the town of Vaucouleurs. Their labor ended, if there should remain any points, on the which it would seem Joan should submit to more full enquiry, We will make, for this supplementary examination, choice of certain Doctors; and in this manner We shall not fatigue all and each of the Masters, who, at this moment, assist Us in such great numbers. The trial record demonstrates her exceptional intellect and faith. This began the first phase of her trial an ecclesiastical investigation for heresy which lasted until March.
And the voices never told her anything about this. Her case was officially reopened and the sentence annulled in 1456. I should say that it is enough to have sworn twice. Nevertheless I do not know when I shall be delivered. Asked if these names Jhesus Maria were written above, or below, or at the side, she answered, at the side, she believed.
The 27 th of May, 113 very early in the morning, we began the attack on the Boulevard 114 of the bridge. She answered that she did not accept this prohibition, adding that if she escaped, none could accuse her of breaking or violating her oath, since she had given her oath to none. She said also that that night she had heard it tell her to answer boldly. Master Jean de La Fontaine concurred with the opinion of Nicolas de Venderès. Asked whether she had not said before the town of Paris: 'Surrender this town, in Jesus' name! But because the Church closes not her bosom to the child who returns to her, we did think that, with a pure spirit and a faith unfeigned, you had put far from you your errors and your crimes, considering that on a certain day you did renounce them and did publicly swear, vow, and promise never to return to your errors and heresies, to resist all temptations, and to remain faithfully attached to the unity of the Catholic Church and the communion of the Roman Pontiff, as is proved at greater length in a writing signed by your own hand. But the Maid was always of opinion that it was necessary to go to Rheims, that the King should be consecrated, giving as a reason that, if once the King were consecrated and crowned, the power of his adversaries would decline, and that in the end they would be past the power of doing any injury, either to him or to his kingdom. Students should access the links to the testimony for their group, either or.
Asked what was the purpose of the five crosses which were on the sword she found at Ste. The judges as they awaited the formal opening of the trial could ponder on these wonders, and her faith that she was sent by God and Saint Michael. Rehabilitation trial testimony of Jean Pasquerel. She says that the sign was that an angel assured her king by bringing him the crown and saying he should possess the whole and entire kingdom of France, by the help of god and the labors of the said Jeanne; and he was to put Jeanne to work, that is to say, to give her men-at-arms, else he would not be so soon crowned and consecrated. It was from this record that the Latin translation which we have to-day was made. It doesn't explain what she is doing or what has happened so you have to know her life pretty well before reading this to gain anything from it. The question may, therefore, have been intended to elicit the story.
Michael or a counterfeit in his likeness. When this had been read they were fully considered by the lords and masters in a long and mature consultation. It was kept wrapped in a silk or linen cloth, and was supposed to preserve its owner from poverty. A panel of theologians analyzed testimony from 115 witnesses. When I and the late Gerard made this enquiry, we examined twelve or fifteen witnesses.
As for the later procedure, if she refused to take oath, he would ask to examine the documents first. She said these visions ordered her to lift the siege of Orleans on behalf of its captive Duke and to bring the Dauphin to Rheims for his coronation. Denis sometimes appeared to her, she answered no, as far as she knew. She said also that it was altogether necessary to change her women's clothes for men's. In their presence, We summoned and required Joan simply and absolutely to take her oath to speak the truth on that which should be asked her. Thereupon she mounted her horse, retired to a vineyard, all alone by herself, remained in prayer about half an hour, then, returning and seizing her banner by both hands, she placed herself on the edge of the trench. The First Public Session On Wednesday, February 21st, at eight o'clock in the morning we the said bishop repaired to the chapel royal of the castle of Rouen, where we had summoned the said woman to appear before us at that hour and day.