Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc - Book 1: In Domremy, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1: In Domremy, Chapter 5 Summary

A Burgundian priest comes to Domremy and announces that Charles the VI is dead and that France now belongs to the baby of Catherine and Henry. This enrages the people ever more as the priest gives the news that the English army will soon march all over France to conquer what remains of the French army. Upon hearing about the funeral of Charles VI where the French King-at-Arms broke his staff of office over the coffin and declared allegiance to England, Joan tells the priest she would like to see his head lopped off his body, but only if God wills it.

Life turns for the worse for the Domremy villagers. The Burgundians invade and drive the villagers out. Joan, now sixteen, takes command of the chaos and marches them in an orderly fashion toward Neufchateau, where the villagers stay until...

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