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From: Renia Simmonds <>
Subject: Re: Real ancestors of Joan d`Arc
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 18:09:20 +0000
I should imagine that the Causes of Saints in Rome would have considerable
information on Joan of Arc in their archives. Certainly, a saint-to-be in
modern times is thoroughly researched as part of their ascendancy.
John P. DuLong wrote:
> There is no convincing evidence for the theory of her noble ancestry or
> that she was really three persons. Jeanne d'Arc's origins were
> investigated thoroughly during her trial and her rehabilitation
> hearing. For your theory to be correct there would have to have been an
> enormous, well organized, and financed conspiracy to cover the truth.
> Jeanne, her parents, her siblings, her friends, and her neighbors would
> have all lied. It is highly unlikely that this is the case. Certainly,
> each of these hearings have different biases, but both of them agree on
> her general origins. Furthermore, why would they lie about her
> origins? I believe that the myth of the maid of Lorraine did not call
> for her to be a peasant. Everyone at court would have felt more
> comfortable dealing with a noble woman. Why cover this up? This theory
> makes absolutely no sense, has no solid evidence backing it, and
> requires a chain of highly unlikely events to support it.
> John P. DuLong, Ph.D.
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