Part VI - My Trial
The Bishop of Beauvais, Pierre Cauchon, was my chief judge. His hatred for me ran deep. He was driven
from his wealthy position by a faction that was loyal to King Charles and because of this he wanted his
revenge on me.
This is the first page of my trial records.
In the margin you see written in Latin the words, 'fatal answer.'
This is the last page of my trial record. The two large spots near the bottom of the page mark the place
where Bishop Cauchon and the Inquisitor of France, Jean Lemaitre, placed their seals.
This model shows what Rouen's market square looked like the day I died.
Even though my enemies destroyed my body, they could never destroy my spirit! It lives on, down
through the centuries, inspiring people to great deeds of virtue and courage. I was beatified by the Church
of Rome on April 18th, 1909. This postcard commemorates the event.
This banner was hung from St. Peter's Basilica, Rome when I was beatified. I was finally canonized on
May 16th, 1920, by Pope Benedict XV.
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