Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc - Study Guide Book 2: In Court and Camp, Chapter 34-37 Summary & Analysis

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Joan and Charles VII ride with the French army to Rheims even though English fortresses line the route. The English give no resistance to their passage except for the town of Troyes. Joan calls the mayor's bluff and prepares for battle for the next morning. Directly after the French bugler sounds the assault, the town surrenders without having fired a shot. Joan discovers many of the English hold French prisoners for ransom. In the name of the Charles VII, she ransoms every prisoner and sets them free.

In a long ceremony, Charles VII becomes the official King of France. He asks Joan what she would have as a reward, and all she asks for is the elimination of tax levies on her hometown of Domremy. The King grants this, and the town stays free of...

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