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A trip to Rouen, where Joan of Arc met her fate

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 Post subject: A trip to Rouen, where Joan of Arc met her fate
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:58 pm 

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As we dined one evening in the oldest inn in France La Couronne — in business since 1345 — just a few yards away from where Joan of Arc was burnt for her alleged sins, our guide told us that the rising flames lit the tiny wood-beamed inn as they licked the sky. Our thoughts strayed to the young girl who had been so betrayed by fate and her own countrymen. We imagined the scene — of how when she was tied to the stake, her face was serene and pious; she asked for a cross which she clutched to her heart, never exhibiting signs of fear even as English and church officials looked on, and the crowd jeered.
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