Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc - Book 2: In Court and Camp, Chapter 25-27 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2: In Court and Camp, Chapter 25-27 Summary

While waiting for Charles VII and his council to make some kind of decision, Joan watches her army slowly dwindle away. She presses Charles VII to move on to Rheims and his coronation. He balks at moving while English strongholds line the road, but Joan convinces him that her army will take the strongholds. He finally consents upon this condition.

The march to Rheims begins on the 6th of June. Dressed in her white armor (unadorned, not the color white), Joan leads her army onward toward the first stronghold, Jargeau.

Some of her generals resist the idea of a direct attack and favor a siege strategy. La Hire lectures them on the need to change their thinking to Joan's direct attack methods, and when Joan shows up to the meeting, the objectors agree to fight...

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