Footnote 284

From the testimony of Jean Pasquerel on May 4, 1456 ("...And some soldiers, seeing her wounded in such a way, wanted to cast a charm on her; but she was unwilling, saying 'I would rather die than do something which I know to be a sin, or to be against God's will'; and she [said that she] well knew that she must die at some time; however she didn't know when, where, or in what manner, nor the hour; but if a remedy could be placed on her wound without sin, she would certainly be willing to be healed. And they applied olive oil with bacon fat to the wound, and after this treatment Jehanne confessed to me, weeping and lamenting...).
For the quoted portion of this testimony as it appears in the original, see DuParc's "Procès en Nullité...", Vol I, p. 395.
For translations, see Oursel's "Les Procès de Jeanne d'Arc", p. 295, and Pernoud's "The Retrial of Joan of Arc", p. 166.

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