A PECULIARITY OF JOAN OF ARC’S HISTORYby@twain

A PECULIARITY OF JOAN OF ARC’S HISTORY

by Mark Twain2mAugust 18th, 2023
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The details of the life of Joan of Arc form a biography which is unique among the world’s biographies in one respect: It is the only story of a human life which comes to us under oath, the only one which comes to us from the witness-stand. The official records of the Great Trial of 1431, and of the Process of Rehabilitation of a quarter of a century later, are still preserved in the National Archives of France, and they furnish with remarkable fullness the facts of her life. The history of no other life of that remote time is known with either the certainty or the comprehensiveness that attaches to hers.
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