Pope Joan - Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

Donna Cross
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Chapter 29 Summary

At Gerold's trial, Pope John speaks out of turn, denying Anastasius's claim that Gerold suggested an alliance with Greece to rid the city of Frankish domination. She swears her truth on the Bible. However, Anastasius invokes the law of conjuration, which says that whomever can amass the greatest number of oath helpers to support his word, wins. Soon, Gerold's side amasses a group, as well, but it is not as large as Daniel's. Joan asks Cicero's six evidentiary questions she learned as a girl, which are who, what, when, where, how and why, and proves Daniel is lying because his son was passed over as bishop in favor of a Greek. Joan strips Daniel of his title and banishes him from Rome.

Totally frustrated, Anastasisus plans to take the patriarchium by storm and let Lothar come to his support.

In a religious procession...

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