Joan of Arc's Letter
to the Duke of Burgundy (late June 1429)

In her letter sent to Duke Philippe de Burgundy on July 17, 1429, there is a reference to a previous letter sent "three weeks" earlier (late June), in which she had asked the Duke to attend the coronation of Charles VII. The relevant text is:
"And it has been three weeks since I wrote and sent good letters by a herald - [saying] that you should be at the anointing of the King, which this day, Sunday, the seventeenth day of the current month of July, is taking place in the city of Rheims - of which I have not had any response. Nor have I ever heard any word from this herald."


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