Joan of Arc's letter to Rheims, 28 March 1430

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From http://archive.joan-of-arc.org/joanofarc_letter_Mar1430.htmlThis is the last known letter dictated by her, dated March 28, 1430 at Sully-sur-Loire, just before she set out on her final series of campaigns, addressed "To my very dear and good friends the men of the Church, magistrates, bourgeois, and inhabitants and laborers of the town of Rheims" ("A mes tres chiers et bons amis les gens de eglise, echevins, bourgeois et habitans et manens de la bonne ville de Reims"). This letter...Read Full Story

Joan of Arc's Letter to the citizens of Rheims (March 16, 1430)

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From http://archive.joan-of-arc.org/joanofarc_letter_march_16_1430.html This is a letter sent to the city of Rheims on March 16, 1430. The reverse is addressed: "To my very dear and good friends, men of the Church, bourgeois, and other inhabitants of the town of Rheims" ("A mes treschers et bons amis gens deiglise bourgois et aultres habitans de la ville de Rains"). An English translation is on the left; notes and commentary on the right. A transcription of the original language...Read Full Story

Joan of Arc's Letter to the citizens of Rheims (August 5, 1429)

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From http://archive.joan-of-arc.org/joanofarc_letter_aug_5_1429.html This is a letter sent to the citizens of Rheims on August 5, 1429, while she was near the town of Provins with the army during its march to Paris. The letter refers to a new truce with the Duke of Burgundy which she was none too pleased with, being aware (no doubt) of the Duke's famous talent for duplicity. The previous month she had sent a letter proposing that a permanent peace with Burgundy be established; but the...Read Full Story

Reims Grand Prix

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Linked from http://www.grandprix.com/gpe/cir-062.html One of the most famous of the road circuits of the Twenties, the Reims track was first used in 1925 and was the home of the Grand Prix de la Marne. Close to the village of Gueux, to the west of the champagne city, it consisted of a triangle of public roads. It was a track where slipstreaming was vital and the long back straight rivaled the Mulsanne at Le Mans. In 1932 the circuit hosted the French Grand Prix for the first time and this was...Read Full Story