From the testimony of Louis de Coutes on April 3, 1456, which is
echoed by another source (farther below).
For the quoted portion of this testimony as it appears in the original, see DuParc's "Procès en Nullité...", Vol I, p. 364; and Quicherat's "Procès...", Vol III, p. 69.
For translations, see Oursel's "Les Procès de Jeanne d'Arc", p. 275, and Pernoud's "The Retrial of Joan of Arc", p. 156.
"La Chronique de la Pucelle" describes the same incident: "Some Englishmen were there in the aforesaid bell tower who put on the clothing of priests or churchmen, whom [the French soldiers] were going to kill; but the aforesaid Jehanne protected them, saying that no one should ever put churchmen on the spot; and she had them brought to Orléans." (for the original language, see Quicherat's "Procès...", Vol IV, p. 224).
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