Jeanne d’Arc la pucelle (Pt2)

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  1. Paul Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    You live and learn and when you do, you can, hopefully, alter mistakes or small Errors.
    She was the Standard bearer so her holding a Sword, while ok, still means the previous Version of the bodette isn´t as correct as she could be.
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    What did her banner look like?
    Extract from her Trial of Condemnation, Fourth public examination, Febuary 27, 1431, at Rouen;

    Question. When you were at Orleons, you had an "ensign" (Normally translated into English as Standard) What Colour was it?
    Answer. I had a Standard whose field was sown with lilies. There was a figure of Christ Holding the world and on each side of him was an Angel. it was made of a White fabric called "boucassin*".
    Written above, Jhesus Maria, as it seems to me, and it was fringed in silk.

    *As a direct Translation ; A Course Cotton or linen Cloth stiffened with glue. Fine for bookbinding but not for a battle Standard.
    In the medieval period it was called "Bokeram", "Bougran" and Boucassin" and was used for flags, Banners, pennons, clothing and bedding and would just have been a fine Cotton Cloth and not stiffened.

    Here´s a really good (unfortunately not updated) blog on the subject
    "A Commonplace Book".

    Continue reading...

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