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of Gloeejler, and confirming her firft Marriage with the 1427.
Duke of Brabant (5), who furvived but a few Months t)
Determination, and was fuccecded by the Earl of St. Pol
his Brother. By the death of the Duke her Husband,
Jaquelina ought to have had peaceable pulleflion of her
Dominions. But the Duke of Burgiaufydtfcovaed on this r'-nuh-/
occafion, that the Duke of Brabant's Intereft was not ]' "
the Motive of his Proceedings. He lb ordered it, that J a- K , , , .,,-,
quelina's Subjects relufed to receive her, and made himfelf Inheritance:
Mediator between them. The Lion in the Fable was Monftrelet.
literally pradtifed in this Agreement. The Duke obliged
Jaquelina to commit to him the Government of his Do-
minions, appoint him ber Heir, and promife never to mar-
ry again (6).

All the Hiftorians generally fix thefe Occurrences t<?
the Year 1427. And yet it appears in the Collection «/Afl. P.k.
the Publick Atls, that this Affair was not ended May the x ' p " 39S "
I 8th, 1428. At leaf! the Duke of Gloeejler and Jaque-
lina had not yet fubm.ttcd to the Pope's Sentence ; for
there, Henry VI, fpeaking of this Princefs, cails her
Jaqueltc, Duchefs of Gloeejler and Holland, his well- be-
loved Aunt. Probably, the Duke of Brabant's Death had
put them in hopes, that their Marriage might be cuiitirm-
ed, or a Difpenfation obtained to marry again. Accord-
ingly, it was on this aecount doubllefs, that the Duke of
Burgundy exacltd from Jaquelina the forementioned Con-
ditions, in order to depiive the Duke of Gloeejler, of all
hopes of ever fetting foot again in the Lotv-Ccuntries. Be Dukt ofc la-
this as it will, the Duke of Gloeejler, preil'ed by his Bro- ' " '. ?*"'"
ther and the Council, who law how prejudicial to the King's i'Tmanlei
Affairs his Obflinacy was, debited from his Pretenfions. Eleanor
He relinquiflied Jaquelina, and fhortly after married F.lea- 5*™™
nor Cobham (7), whom he had long kept as his Miflrefs. Hall.
Thus ended the Quarrel, which had proved lb fatal to
England '.(*).

Though the Englijl) were no longer concerned in Ja- Continuation
quelina's Affairs, it will not however be improper briefly %JtMU*
to relate the Succefs ; and withal, fhew the Growth of the Mpnlir let.
Houfe of Burgundy's Greatnefs. This Princefs, notwith-
ftanding her involuntary Engagement, married afterwards
Borfcl, a Zealander, which obliged the Duke of Burgundy
to make War upon them. Borfel being made Prifoncr,
Jaquelina was forced, in order to free him, to agree, that
her Children, by her late Marriage, lhouid be incapable of
inheriting her Dominions, and to deliver all her Towns
to the Duke of Burgundy. She ftill lived ten Years, and
after her Death, the Duke of Burgundy was acknowledg-
ed for Earl of Hainan/', Ho/land, Zealand, and Lord of
Frijeland. Befoie Jaquelina's Death, he had taken pof-
feflion of the Earldoms of Zutphen and Namur, of which
he had purchafed the Reverlion, after the Deceafe of the
Earl of Namur, which happened in 1428. In 1430, he Monftrelet.
inherited the Duchies of Brabant, Lothier, Limbourg, and
the Marquilate of Anvcrs, by the Death of Philip Duke
of Brabant his Coufin, who left no Iffue. All thefe Do-
minions, joined to Flanders, Artois, the two Burgundies,
and the Towns on the Somme held of the King cf Eng-
land, put him upon a level with the crowned Heads. Let
us ieturn now to the War in France.

The Englijl) had ftill a great Superiority over King 1428.
Charles. Though the Bufinefs of Hainault had fomethinf Superiority
diforder'd their Affairs, they were, however, notwithftar.d- "' 't ^e"*
ing that Diverfion, in lb floutiihing a Condition, as feem-
ed to promife certain Succets. The Duke oi 'Bretagne no
longer gave them any Jneafinefs. The Earl of Riche-
tnont his Biother was at variance with King Charles, with-
out any probability of a Reconciliation. The Duke of
Burgundy, freed from the Holland War, could for the
future powei fully ailift his Allies. In fine, befides their
numberlefs Garrifons in the Kingdom, the Regent had
on foot a Body ot twenty thoufand Men, and moreover
expected a ftiong Reintoicemcnt with the Earl of Salit-
bury ficm England.

On the otr.cr hand, King Charles was without Allies, 71* ill Stam

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and without Refuge. It is true, in oruer to obtain Sue- ' f
cours from Scotland, he was negotiating a Marriage be- ?"^„ ! j a .
tween the Dauphin his Son, and Margaret Daughter of
King James, though they were yet both in their Infancy.



(i) Duiins this Siege, the Lord Scales, with Sir J.bn Barpeley, Sir William Brcartin, and three thoufand Men at Arms, went to get a Recruit of
Provific-ns and Ammunition: but in ther Return towards Pentorfon, they were encountered by a Body ot fix thoufand ot the f-nemies, whvin the) bravely
engaged, ann defeated ; above eleven hundred of the French being iV.n and talcen- Half, tol. 101.

(%) The Lord /cms, and bir John Talht, were majc Governors of tins Town. Ibid.

( ;j The Lmke ot Bretagne embraced and fworc to thefe Conditions, on the S-h ot S.-pttmhtr. Du Tillct, p. 363.

(4; So il. Commander of thofe Troops is called by Menjlreltt, \.z. It Seigneur de Sit-»uiier. Vol. 11. tol. 2;. b. Out Stiw fays, it was the Lord Fitx-
Walter, p. 367. This Reinforcement confilii dot about five hundred Men. Mtr.flrtkt , ibid. II. .'/, fob 93.

(;) He alio decreed, That it the Duke of Ji'fbjnt died, it ihould not be lawful for the Duke ot (JUijler to marry her. Monftrelet, fol. 31. H..:'.',
fol. 93

(6; Without his Confent. Monftrelet, fol. 36.

(-} Daughter to Rtpnjld, Lord Cobham of iiterboreugb. Vu^dale\ Baron. Vol. II. p. 199. Hall, fol. 93.

(S; In the mean whili a Parliament being fummoned in England, met at Ifeftmiifter, OttoUr 13. which granted the K ; ng Tur.nag; and Poundage
for two Yen: ; and uf every Hanih within the Reelm, fix Shillings and Eight-pence fur evciy twenty Nobles 111 valu:: and fix Sh. . nc» and Etgnt-
pe."-e ui every Perfcn tlut held immediately by a Knight's Fee, or accord. ng to the Ripe. Cotton's Ahrtdg p. 5S7, 5^S. In th.s Parliament ;c wji
enacted, Tlut K.ntghts or the Shire, who, :n cafe of an unelue Election, were, by the nth of Hnry IV, to lole their Wag - . ir.d Sh rTs, v. r. :r....-
ing a lalfe Return, were, by the fame Statutes, to fay a hundred Pounds; lhouid be admitted to hive thar Auiwer and Traverfe to tcaueth ar.a iv.-teees
beiorc .niy Jultices 0; Auizc. Statute Boik,

But



The HISTORY of ENGLAND.



Vol I.



f4z8, But this Was a diftant ProfpecSt. Befides, the King of
Scotland had no way (hewn an Inclination to break the
Truce with the Englijh. So, Charles feeing no appear-
ance of fupporting himfelf, feemed to have entirely given
over all caie of preventing the Defigns of his Enemies.
He lived in a furprizing Indolence, without Iofing any of
his ufual Di\erfions.
• »/ The Confederation of the Pofture of the Affairs of the
,' two Nations, made the Duke of Bedford conclude, the
Monftrel"' 5 War would foon end, and two or three Campains in-
fol. 37. falliblv drive Charles out of the Kingdom. He refolved
therefore to exert his utmoft, during fo favorable an Op-
portunity. But as he had many Troops, it was neceffary
firlt to provide for their Subfiftence. For that purpofe,
he held an Affembly of the chief Men at Paris, to whom
he propofed revoking all the Grants made to the Church
for forty Years part. But he met with fo ftrong oppofi-
tion from the Clergy, that, not to alienate the Affedtion
of Co powerful a Body, he was obliged to delift, and to
make ufe of other Means for the Maintenance of his
Army.
77 Earl if Before he began the Execution of his Projects, he loft
** the Affiftance of the brave Earl of Warwick, who re-
kt n ' ike turned into England, being appointed Governor to the
King. King. He was defigned for this Place, immediately after

AO. Pub. tne Q eatn f tne jjuke f Exeter in 1426. But as he

was neceffary in France, his Patent was not drawn up
till the iff of June this Year. Probably, it was thought
proper to ftay till the Earl of Salisbury, who was to lead a
ftrong Reinforcement to the Duke of Bedford, was ready
to depart.
lie Ear! of The Earl of Salisbury arrived in France in July, with
Salisbury five thoufand Men ( i ), raifed at his own Charge, purfuant

arrive: ivnb . . . . >-, -i / \ T1 ... .

fm tboufad t0 an Agreement with the Council (z). Upon his Arn-
Men. ' va! at Paris, the Regent gave him the Command of an
Ibld ' P- JO 1 Army of fixteen thoufand Men. This was more than
SSe Regent': fufficient to be mafter of the Field, King Charles not be-
Defign. ing able to fet on toot any fuch Body of Troops. The
Regent's Defign was, to drive Charles beyond the Loire,
knowing, that when once that Prince was at a diftance,
all his Towns, on this fide the River, would furrender of
Courfe for want of Succours. To this end, it was ne-
ceilary to take from him the Places, which preferved the
Communication with the Northern Provinces, in order to
deprive him of all hopes of returning.
Balisbmy It was with this view, that the Earl of Salisbury, af-

filed by the Earl of Suffolk, Talbot, Fajlolff, and feveral
i other famous Leaders, marched towards the Loire, the

AWtiefet. beginning of Augujl. Orleans was the molt important
Place in thofe Parts. It belonged to the Duke of Or-
leans, who was Prifoner in England, ever fince the Bat-
tle of Azincaurt. The pretended Treaty, as I obferved,
between Henry V, and the Duke of Orleans, concerning
the Neutrality of this City, is a mere Chimera. It was
invented to render the Siege of Orleans odious, and make
it believed, that Heaven inteipofed in favour of France,
The Siege to punifh the pretended perfidioufnefs of the Englijh. Be
of Orleans this as it will, the Earl of Salisbury holding a great Coun-
Aft: Pub c " ot War, it was refolved to befiege Orleans. It ap-
X. p. 40S. pears in the Colleclion of the Publick Atls, that this Re-
folution was taken without the Duke of Bedford's Know-
ledge, and contrary to his Opinion. To iucceed in this
Undertaking, the neighbouring Places, which might an-
noy the Befiegers, were firrt to be fecured. Accordingly,
the Months of Augujl and September were fpent in that
Monftrclet. Work. During that Space, the Englijh took Jenville,
JWehun, Baugence, Gcrgeau, Glery, Sully, and fome other
fmall Towns, and at lalt appeared before Orleans the 1 zth
ot Oelober.
The French ^he French eafily perceived, by all the Englijh General's
ret. Proceedings, that he intended to befiege Orleans. Accord-
Act. Pub. ingly 5 whilll he was elfewhere employed, they had fent
Montltdtt. 'hither both Men and Amunition (3). Gaucour, a Crea-
ture of the Duke of Orleans, commanded there, though
he was itill a Prifoner of the Englijh, and releafed upon
his Parole, only to have means to provide his Ranfom.
He had even been recalled ever fince June. The Baftard
of Orleans, d'Orval, La Hire, Xaintrailles, Thouars,
Bouffac, Chabannes, La Fayette , Graville, and feveral
other Officers of note, had thrown themfelves into the
City, to acquire Reputation in the Service of their Sove-
reign.



The Englijh Army not being fufficiently numerous to 1428.
invert the City on all Sides, the Befiegers received Sue- ^ Befiegwt
cours in the very beginning of the Siege. But the Earl *'& F 7"
ot Salisbury, who confidered this Enterprize as a decifive City to L t -
A&ion for the King his Mafter, and his own Reputation,™"' Sut-
omitted nothing to deprive the Befieged.of that Advan- 'jj',j"
tage. He run up round the City fixty Forts or Redoubts,
called then BaJlilles. How great foever this Work might
be, nothing could divert him from it, fince the Succefs of
the Siege entirely depended upon it. In vain would he
have pufhed his Attacks, if the Enemies could continually
introduce frefh Supplies. Befides, the Seafon, now far
advanced, fuggefted to him, that he would be forced to
pafs the Winter in the Camp, and, during that time, be
liable to many Infults.

Among the fixty Forts, there were fix much ftronger
than the reft, upon the fix principal Avenues of the Citv.
The French could before with eafe introduce Convoys into
the Place, and had made frequent ufe of that Advantage.
But after thefe Forts were built, it was with extreme dif-
ficulty, that they could, now and then, give fome Aiiift-
ance to the Belieged. Upon thefe fix great Redoubts the
General erected Batteries, which thundered againft the
Walls. But as the Artillery was not then in its prefent
Perfection, it mull not be imagined, the Canons did the
fame Execution as now.

It would be tedious to relate all the Particulars of this
Siege, the Attacks, Sallies, and daily Skirmifhcs, either to
introduce or repulfe Convoys. It may eafily be judged,
that one ef the ftrongeft Places of France, defended by a
numerous Garrifon, under the Conduct of the braveft and
moft experienced General Officers then in France ; and
affaulted by Englijhmen, deemed the molt undaunted War-
riors in the World, furnifhed the Befiegers and Befie°ed
with frequent Occafions to exercife their Valour.

Charles readily perceived, the taking of Orleans would Charles
deprive him of the Advantage, of continuing the War in T? "
the northern Provinces of the Kingdom : But, as he had Mmfodei.
neither Men nor Money, could not raife the Siege. How-
ever, he approached it, and came to Chinon, where he
convened the chief Men, and obtained an Aid of Money.
Whilrt he was in this Place, the Conftable Richemont fent
him an offer of his Service. But in whatever Diftrels he
might be, and however great his Want was of a fpeedy
Affiftance, he could not refolve to forgive him.

Mean while, the Siege was vigoroufiy profecuted. The sr& Engim
Bulwark of the Tournelles (4) being much fhaken by the*" "" ***"
Befiegers Cannon, and the Befieged thinking it proper to 'bulwark '
fet it on Fire, the EngliJI) extinguifhed the-Flames, and
lodged themfelves in that Poft. At the fame time they be- and of tie
came mafters of the Tower on the Bridge, from whence Tomer on tbt
the whole City could be viewed. The taking of this Er " l i'-
Tower proved fatal to the Earl of Salisbury. One day, nt E , ,
as he was looking out of a Window, a Cannon-fhot from Salisbury
the City hit him, as it paffed, on the Right-Side of his y" 7 -"-
Head, carried away his Cheek, and ftruck out one of his Hall
Eyes. He died a few days after at Mehun, where he had
been removed (5). This Lofs, though very great to the
Englijh, interrupted not the Siege. The Earl of SuffAk
taking the Command of the Army, continued the Attacks
as vigoroufiy as before, affifted by Talbot, one of the brav-
eft and moft experienced Captains of his Age.

There was nothing every day but continual Affaults, Tie Garrifon
Sallies, Skirmifhes, wherein the Befieged behaved with "*' ^"9
equal Bravery and Conduct. Notwithftanding thePrecau- 'Zt'ngTb!"*
tions ufed by the Englijh, to prevent Succours fiom being Siege.
thrown into the City, Troops and Convoys were, from
time to time, introduced, tho' always by dint of Sword.
Thus the Garrifon, which at firft confifted only of twelve
hundred Men, was become three thoufand ftrong by the
end of December. On the other hand, the Army of the
Befiegers was encreafed to three and twenty thoufand by
the Supplies perpetually fent by the Regent, fo that the
Siege daily grew more important and difficult.

The Englijh had now been four Months before Orleans, 14Z9.
and the Succefs of their Enterprize was yet doubtful. rL " Ba:,,!
The Regent, who began to be uneafy at the length of the M.^'ek'!
Siege, was confirmed more and more in his Opinion, that Hall,
it was a rafh Undertaking. However to neglect nothing
in his Power, he fent from Paris a Convoy of Salt-
Fifh (6), the Lent Seafon of the Year 1429 being come.
He left the Conduit of it to Fcjlolff, one of the bi avert



(1) He raifed about fix thoufand; whereof he fent over three thoufand in May, and came over himfelf with the raft about Midfummer. Mmftrcltt,
fol. 57.

(?.) He was to have always with him fix hundred Men at Arms, fix Knights-Bannerets, thirty-four Knights-Batchelors, and feventeen hundred Archers.
And for their Wages; he was to have, himfelf, fix-pence, eight Farthings Sterling a Day: For each Knight-Banneret, Four pence Sterling : For each
Batchcl ... Two-pence: For every Man at Arms, Twefve-pencc a Day: And for each Archer, Six-pence. Ryme-'s Feed. Tom. X. p. 39*.
["hey pulled down all the moft confiderable Buildings in the Suburbs, and, among the reft, twelve Churchc,' and l:vcrai Monailenesj that the
hi not make ufe ot them in carrying on the Siege. MonJireUt, lol. 38.
(4. The Pl.'ce where the Parliament fits to hear criminal Caufes.

(5) 11 mas Montaeute, Earl of Salisbury, died November 3. w.thout IfTue-Male, leaving only one Daughter, named Alice, who was mirried to Rieba^d
A. 1.//. Son of the Earl of Weflmmhnd, who, upjn Monticule's Death, was ftikd Earl of Salijhary. IU was buried at ftfam in Bcrkfiire. His
■ is mirried afterwards to William di la Pole, Earl of Suffolk. Dugdale's Baron. Vol. I. p. OjS, 6 <; 5.
[tj Together with Artillery, Ammunition, &c. the whole in between four and five hundred Carts and Carriages. Monflrelet, fol. 40.

7 ami



Book XII.



15. HENRY VI.






Offer oj fur.
rendering
Orleans to
tie Duke of
BurgunJy.
M on ft relet.
Hall.



It it rcjefled.
Alonftrelet.



1429. and moft able Generals the Englijh then had (1), and gave
him a Guard of feventcen hundred Men (2). Charles
having notice of the Day the Convoy was to fet out from
Path, refolved to wa*y-iay it. He commiffioned the Earl
ef Clermont for tha8 purpofe, who at the Head of three
thoufand Men, attacked the Convoy on the Road to Or-
leans. February the 1 2th, at feven in the Morning,
Fajhljf having heard of the Approach of the French, had
made an Intrenchment with his Carriages, behind which
he had fecured himfelf againft their firft Charge. It was
indeed very vigorous, but the Englijh fuftained it with fuch
refolution, that, inftead of being routed by the firft Shock,
they put their Enemies into extreme Diforder, by the
great Slaughter of their Men. When Fajlolff faw their
Confufion, he ordered the Carriages to be removed, and
falling upon the French Troops, already difheartned, en-
tirely defeated them with great Slaughter. Sixfcore Lords
or Officers of note fell that day, befides a great Num-
ber of common Soldiers (3). The Ballard of Orleans,
who had fallied out to affift the Earl of Clermont in defeat-
ing the Convoy, preferving a Prefence of Mind in this
Rout, found means to re-enter the City with four hundred
Men. This Action was called The Battle of Herrings.

King Charles was extremely dejected upon News of this
Defeat. He faw himfelf upon the point of lofing Orleans,
and was fenfible of the Confequences of the Lofs. The
Thoughts of feeing the Englijh ravage the Province be-
yond the Loire, and thereby dilable him from continuing
the War, could not but trouble him exceedingly. This
Misfortune would infallibly follow, upon their being Ma-
ilers of Orleans. In this Diftrefs, he deviled an Expe-
dient, pioper, as he thought, to rob them of this Advan-
tage ; reckoning, they would be fo blind as not to fee
through his Artifice. This was, to fend to the command-
ing Officers a Power to deliver the Place to the Duke of
Burgundy, to be kept in Trurt till the end of the War.
Xaintrajlles and others, who were appointed to treat of
this Affair, going to Paris, made the Duke of Bedford
the Offer, who laughed at the Stratagem. He plainly told
them, it was a great Miftake to think, he would beat the
Bufh, for another to run away with the Game. Some f.\y,
the Duke of Burgundy was extremely offended with this Re-
ply, and even withdrew his Troops from the Siege. But
this is a mere Invention. The Duke of Burgundy had no
reafon to complain, that the Regent refufed to deliver a
Place of that Importance to him, to pleafe his Enemies.
Befides, we fhalj fee prefently, the Regent was all along
very well fatisfied with the Duke of Burgundy, as well
during the Siege as after.

Clxirles not fucceedingin his Project:, and feeing no other
way to lave Orleans, began now to think of retiring into
Dauphine, when a very extraordinary Accident gave a fud-
den Turn to the Affairs of the two contending Nations.
VVe are going to fee the ftrangeft and moft unexpected Re-
volution, ever mentioned in Hiftory. The French from
vanquifhed, are going to be on a fudden victorious; and
the Englijh, hitherto deemed invincible, are going to be
every where defeated, and at laft driven out of the King-
dom. And what is more furprizing in this Revolution, is
the Inftrument by which it was caufed. But before I en-
ter upon Particulars, I muft warn the Reader, that in
what I am going to relate concerning this ftrange Event,
I follow the French Authors, without however warranting
the Truth of their Affertions.

About the end of February, 1429, a Country Girl,
called Joan of Arc, a Village in Domrcmy (\) in Lorrain,
came to Robert de Baudricourt, Governor of Vaucoulcurs,
and told him, fhe had received exprefs Orders from God
to laife the Siege of Orleans, and crown King Charles at
Rheims. Baudricourt at firft confidered the Girl as a Vi-
fionary, but afterwards finding fhe talked very fenfibly in
the reft of her Difcourfes, he thought fit to fend her to
the King, who was ftill at Chinon. Charles being in-
formed that Joan of Arc was coming, declared, that Ma-
ria d' Avignon a Nun, had formerly told him, Heaven
would arm one of her Sex in Defence of France. Adding,
that perhaps this Girl was the Perfon defigned by Heaven.
This was fufficient to fatisfy the Court beforehand, that
Joan of Arc's Calling was miraculous. The fupernatural
Million perfectly fquared with the Sentiments of the
Queen, of Agnes Sorrel the King's Miftrefs, and of the
principal Courtiers, who ufed all poffible Endeavours to
difluade the King from his purpofe to retire into Dauphine.



Monftrclet.
. fet 45, 46.

Charles
tbinitfoj ' rt*

tiring into
Dauphine.

A ftrange
Accident
changes the
Face of
Affairs.



An Account
tj the Maid
e/Orleam.
.Monftrelct.
P. Daniel.
Hall.



549

So, nothing was more proper to divert him from this Re- 1429.
treat, than the hopes of a Change in his Fortune. How-
ever this be, in thefe Difpofitions was Joan of Arc ex-
pected. The firft time fhe appeared at Court, fhe addef- P. Daniel,
fed herfclf directly to the King, difcovering him among
all his Courtiers, though fhe had never feen him, and he
had taken care to have nothing about him, to diftinguifh
him. However, he feemed at iirft to make no great Ac-
count of this Girl. But as fhe earneftly prefled him to
credit her Words, which were the fame fhe had fpoken to
Baudricourt, he refolved to have hei examined. The Di-
vines, her Examiners, declared, upon what ground I
know not, that her Million was divine. Then flic was
lent to the Parliament at Poicliers,, who were of the fame
Opinion. Laftly, to confirm this Belief, the King de-
clared, fhe had told him Secrets, which no Mortal knew
but himfelf.

Every one being now prepoffeffed, that Joan of Arc, P. Daniel.
commonly called la Pucelle, [or the Maid] was fent from
God to fave France, fhe was looked upon with Eyes of
Admiration. All her Actions, Words, and Geiiurcs were
conftrued to her Advantage. There was difcovered in her,
a fine Genius, folid Judgment, Greatnefs of Soul, and a
Knowledge very unufual in one of her Sex and Condition.
This was the common Effect: of Prejudice. Thus far
there is nothing that fhould feem very ftrange. It is eafy to
conceive, that this might be a Contrivance to revive the
Courage of the French, and perhaps the King himfelf,
difmajed at fo many Loffes, and beholding the Kingdom
jurt going to fall under the Dominion of Foreigners. But
that this Invention, if it be one, fhould fucceed accord-
ing to the Defign of the Authors, is what may indeed be
juftcaufe of Admiration, and afford ample matter for moral
and political Reflections.

Mean while, the Siege of Orleans being vigoroufly pro- Jeanattnta
fecuted, Charles refolved to try to throw a Convoy into '■ i '" h J c -"~
the City. Joan defiring to be of the Party, and to have ^'j ',"„. .
Arms and a Man's Habit, eafily obtained her Requeft (5). Monftrefct.
To render her felf more remarkable, fhe would have a P " Di "* u
certain Sword fent for, from the Tomb of a Knight buried
in the Church of St. Catherine de Fierbois. 'Fhe Convoy
defigned for Orleans departed April the 25th. Several
French Writers affirm, that Joan commanded the Guard,
and conducted the Convoy into the City, but Monjlrelct,



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