Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc - Study Guide Book 3: Trial and Martyrdom, Chapter 1-10 Summary & Analysis

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Joan attempts to escape from the English twice from different prison towers. During the first attempt, she manages to escape her cell and lock her jailer in it. A guard catches her before she can leave the tower. For the second attempt, she tries to lower herself down the side of the tower on a rope made from bed sheets. She falls and is injured, and the guards recapture her.

By the rules of war for that time, a captured soldier can be bought back by paying a ransom. However, nobody offers to pay the hefty amount the English ask for her, not the King and not France. As a result Joan remains in prison, and the French army reverts to its old ways of passivity.

Joan's first ecclesiastical trial by the English takes place in Rouen...

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