Thursday, 13 May 2021

Joan of Arc in the Loire Valley: Chinon and Convincing the King

When she first arrived in Sainte Catherine de Fierbois, near Tours, from the north-east of France, Joan stayed in the pilgrim hostelry, dressed in men's clothing, with her six male companions, on her way to see the Dauphin Charles, on 4 and 5 March 1429. From here she wrote Charles a letter requesting to see him. He responded favourably and sent two men to escort her to Chinon.

Medieval pilgrim hostel (now town hall), Sainte Catherine de Fierbois, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
Medieval pilgrim hostelry (now town hall) that Joan stayed in.

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