Joan of Arc, the Maid

Joan of Arc, the Maid

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...those of the place had fought the English well at Paris and elsewhere." While there, she led a sally against Franquet d'Arras, a Burgundian knight, who had been ravaging the country with a band of freebooters. Franquet was taken, and Joan would have treated him as a prisoner of war, but the civil authorities claimed him as a robber, murderer, and traitor, and after due trial he was condemned and executed.. She had a gentler memory than this to take with her from Lagny. A baby, three days old and unbaptised, was lying as if dead, and would have been buried in unconsecrated ground; but some young girls of the place carried it before the altar of the Virgin, and besought God to restore it to life, if only for a moment, that it might be received into the Church. They begged Joan to go with them, and she did so. While they were praying, the child moved, a natural colour came into its face, and it ' lived long enough to be baptised. Many people believed that Joan had restored it by a miracle. By the end of April, the Duke of Burgundy had taken the field. and attacked the fortresses about Compiegne. Joan arrived there on May 13th, and found the Count of Vendome and the Archbishop of Reims within the city, the latter perhaps still thinking 'to treat with Philip. Philip was now besieging Ch_oisi-sur-Aisne, and Joan led an expedition to relieve it, but was repulsed at the passage of the Oise. She next tried to reach it by crossing the Aisne at Soissons, but the traitorous governor of the place refused to let the troops pass, and almost immediately afterwards admitted a party of Burgundians. Choisi was soon taken and destroyed. Joan returned to Compiegne, dispirited by her failure, bewildered at the treachery she had just...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788966
  • 9781236788962