This Day In History30 May 1431: Joan of Arc was executed at Rouen. A number of the tribunal members later said that she had been convicted on deliberately false charges by a court which was under the control of the English government. After the war, the Inquisitor-General investigated the case and overturned the verdict in 1456, describing Joan of Arc as a martyr.
Items of Note:
05-09-06 - Publication of
"Primary Sources and Context Concerning Joan of Arc's Male Clothing"
ISBN: 1600530478 (Online); ISBN: 1600530486 (Print).
03-01-06 - Publication of
"Royal Financial Records Concerning Payments for Twenty-Seven Contingents in the Portion of Joan of Arc's Army Which Arrived At Orléans on 4 May 1429"
09-21-05 - Stephen W. Richey joined the Academy. Mr. Richey is an army officer and author of the book, "Joan of Arc: The Warrior Saint".
08-24-05 - Mr. Robert Wirth was elected President of the Academy by a vote of the membership.