Footnote 321

Numerous eyewitness accounts comment on her frequent tears; among these are:

Perceval de Boulainvilliers: "... she sheds abundant tears; she has a cheerful face..." (for a transcription of the original language, see Quicherat's "Procès...", Vol V, p. 120.)

Jean Pasquerel: "When she was making her confession, she wept... [after the English called her a 'whore'] Jehanne began to sigh and weep abundant tears, calling the King of Heaven to her aid... [after being wounded by an arrow in front of Les Tourelles] when she felt herself wounded, she was afraid and wept... she confessed to me with tears and lamentations ... [after Glasdale drowned as her troops overran Les Tourelles] Jehanne, moved to pity, began to weep for the soul of Glasdale and of the others who drowned there in large numbers..." (For the original language, see: DuParc's "Procès en Nullité...", Vol I, pp. 391, 393 - 394, 395. For translations, see Oursel's "Les Procès de Jeanne d'Arc", pp. 292, 294, 295; and Pernoud's "The Retrial of Joan of Arc", pp. 162, 165, 166, 166 - 167).

Louis de Coutes: "I often saw Jehanne on her knees, as it seemed to me, praying; I couldn't hear what she was saying, although she sometimes wept..." (For the original language, see: DuParc's "Procès en Nullité...", Vol I, p. 362. For translations, see Oursel's "Les Procès de Jeanne d'Arc", p. 273, and Pernoud's "The Retrial of Joan of Arc", p. 155).

The Duke of Alençon: "I saw her receive the Body of Christ [the Eucharist or Communion] many times; and when she saw the Body of Christ, she often wept with many tears." (for the original language, see Quicherat's "Procès...", Vol III, p. 100; DuParc's "Procès en Nullité...", Vol I, p. 387. For translations, see: Oursel's "Les Procès de Jeanne d'Arc", p. 290, and Pernoud's "The Retrial of Joan of Arc", p. 142).


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