Trials and Tribulation of Joan of Arc. Her judgment and execution were just the beginning in a long series of fluctuations for the canonized combattant of God…
In general, we find that Joan of Arc all over the world is too many people a symbol of nationalism. We find her presented in this light in the national literatures of peoples as remote from France as Latvia and Poland and Brazil. In Maltese there are books which present Joan as a nationalist symbol. There have been Jewish theories of Joan of Arc, which have, explicitly or implicitly, identified with Joan the Jewish people, suffering and persecuted through the centuries; Joan thus appears again, in yet another role, as champion of the downtrodden. It is interesting to contrast the “Celtic theory,” which, inspired by chauvinistic nationalism, suggest absurdly enough that Pierre Cauchon, the prosecuting bishop at her trial was a Jew and makes Joan a symbol of opposition to Jews.
American biographies, plays, histories, dealing with Joan of Arc were, in the nineteenth century, usually echoes of the European counterparts. In the work of Mark Twain, however, we may catch an authentic reflection of the rough, brawling axaggerations of frontier humor and the sentimental frontier attitude toward women, who have, in a new country, a scarcity value! Joan of Arc, too, was a favorite with pioneer American feminists like Sarah Moore Grimke.
To Fentonville, writing in Richmond as the shadow of defeat closed about the Confederacy, Joan was the embodiment and the inspiration of a national “guerre a outrance.” Albert Bigelow Paine produced a more sober version of the sentimentalism of his friend Mark twain, whose biographer he was. Francis Lowell, a judicial-minded Bostonian, provided, however, in his Joan of Arc what can be esteemed as the most historical work upon the subject of the Maid in our language.
Rene d’Anjou had connections in every direction and he was a classic Brotherhood figure at the centre of a vast web. Just two of the famous names of history to whom he was connected were Christopher Columbus and Joan of Arc. At one time he employed Christopher Columbus and the enormous significance of this will become clear soon. Joan of Arc, it appears, was born as a subject of Rene d’Anjou in the duchy of Bar.
According to official history, in 1429 she announced her ‘divine mission’ to save France from the English invaders and to ensure that Charles became king of France, as he did as Charles VII. She asked for an audience with Rene d’Anjou’s father-in-law and great uncle and when the meeting took place, Rene, was present.5 To fulfill her mission, she said, according to the official tale, she needed Rene, a horse, and: “some good men to take me into France”.
Historians who chronicled Rene’s life suggest that he left with Joan to meet with Charles and was at her side in her victorious battles against the English which put Charles on the throne. His whereabouts cannot be accounted for between the years 1429-1431, the very years when Joan of Arc was at the peak of her military career. Joan was eventually burned at the stake by the Inquisition as a witch and it is very clear when you look at the evidence that her whole story was another historical smokescreen.
We are supposed to believe that this young girl from a poor background knocked on the door of the aristocracy and they allowed her to lead a war against the English. Yes, OK, and I can tie my willy to the lamppost across the street. The man who was really behind that mili
campaign was Rene d’Anjou with the story of Joan of Arc (based on the legend of the ‘Virgin of Lorraine’) merely a convenient way of hiding the real goings on.Read More:http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/biggestsecret/biggestsecretbook/biggestsecret08.htm