Part IV - Orleans
This is the home of Jacques Boucher. I lodged with him and his family from April 29th to May 9th. My
bedroom was on the second floor which I shared with the Boucher's daughter, Charlotte.
I was always where the fighting was the thickest.
After the coronation of King Charles, my father, Jacques d' Arc, came to visit with me at the town of
Even though I never asked for the honor, the King ennobled me and my family, giving us the title of DU
LYS and the rank of count.
I learned to sign my name. You can see that over time I improved my penmanship.
This unflattering and imaginary caricature of me was done during my life time by a Parisian, - a
Burgundian sympathizer - who never saw me in person.
I was finally captured outside the town of Compiegne on May 23rd, 1430. Even though I was a prisoner,
my spirit was still free.
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