From the testimony of Gobert Thibault on April 5, 1456: "...I know
that Jehanne was questioned and examined at
Poitiers by the late Master Pierre de Versailles, professor of
theology, at that time Abbot of Talmont, and later Bishop of Meaux
at the time of his death; also by master Jean Érault, likewise
professor of theology; with whom I went on the orders of the late
Lord Bishop of Castres. And she was, as I said previously, lodged in
the house of the said [Jean] Rabateau, in which house Versailles and
Érault spoke to Jehanne in my presence; and when we had come into that
house Jehanne came to meet us, and clapped me on the shoulder,
saying that she would very much like to have more men of such goodwill
Then [Pierre] de Versailles said to Jehanne that they had been sent
to her by the King, to which she replied: 'I well believe that you
were sent to question me', adding 'But I do not know either A nor B.'
She was then asked why she had come. She replied, 'I have come in
the name of the King of Heaven to raise the siege of Orléans, and to
bring the King to Rheims for his coronation and anointing.' And
she asked if we had paper and ink, saying to Master Jean Erault,
'Write what I tell you. "You, Suffort, Classidas, and La Poule
[i.e., Suffolk, Glasdale, and [Sir John] de la Pole] I call upon you,
in the name of the King of the Heavens, to get yourselves back to
England.' ("Vous, Suffort, Classidas, et
la Poule, je vous somme, de par le Roy des cieulx, que vous en aliez
en Angleterre.") And Versailles and Érault did nothing further at
that time, as far as I recall; and Jehanne remained at Poitiers as
long as the King..." [the above refers to the letter she dictated on
March 22, 1429]
For the quoted portion of this testimony as it appears in the original, see DuParc's "Procès en Nullité...", Vol I, p. 368.
For translations, see Oursel's "Les Procès de Jeanne d'Arc", p. 277, and Pernoud's "The Retrial of Joan of Arc", pp. 105 - 106.
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