Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc - Study Guide Book 3: Trial and Martyrdom, Chapter 11-24 Summary & Analysis

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More trials ensue amd end with twelve bogus charges against Joan, among them: she refuses to submit herself to the Church; she threatened her troops with death if they failed to obey her; she claims never to have committed a sin; she wears male clothing even after her military service; she claims her voices speak French and not English. Cauchon sends the twelve charges to the University of Paris for verification, and the University unsurprisingly affirms them all.

The whole series of trials in the kangaroo court comes away with only one thing—Joan of Arc must confess to her crimes. Cauchon brings her to the courtyard where she faces the stake upon which she must burn in the hope that she sign a confession. This fails to work the first time, but on a second...

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