Thursday, May 30, 2013


On this day
in 1431 
Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France.
In 1456
a posthumous retrial was held at which she was exonerated.
In 1920
she was canonized a Catholic saint.

The Hundred Years War
Joan of Arc

15 minutes
"The Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
by the Suir Luis de Compte"
Mark Twain gave nine years of his life to this,
and thought of it as his best work.
It was published anonymously, at Twain's request, as a serialization in Harpers magazine beginning in 1895,
and as a book in 1896.

Free Links
Because the copyright has expired, it is in the public domain,
and may be found in print for free on the Internet at 
Also available for free as an audio book at 

The Writers Almanac, and Wikipedia.  Photos are screen shots from the video.

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