Monday, February 2, 2009

Beginnings: J'ai Nom Jeanne La Pucelle

Today I started Regine Pernoud's J'ai nom Jeanne la Pucelle, a short overview/biography and took a few notes on the timeline for orientation's sake. I will transcribe them here:

~born [est. date], 4th of 5 children, to Jacques d'Arc and Isabelle Romee -- called Jeannette
~[est.] Began to hear the voice of St. Michel
~travelled to find Baudricourt
~12 Oct: siege begun at Orleans
~travelled from Vaucouleurs to Chinon (to visit the dauphin, Charles) with Baudricourt and an entourage. The voyage took 11 days; she was then 17 years old.
~meet with the Dauphin
~travelled to Tours to have her amour and standard made
~8 May: delivered Orleans from the siege
~17 July: crowning of Charles, now King Charles VII in Reims

[to be continued!]

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