Medieval History: Letters Written By Joan of Arc – “The Maid of Orléans”

“It is true that the king has made a truce with the duke of Burgundy for fifteen days and that the duke is to turn over the city of Paris at the end of fifteen days. Yet you should not marvel if I do not enter that city so quickly. If I am not, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me.” – Joan of Arc 

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Queen Elizabeth I’s Farewell Speech To Parliament In 1601 – The End Of A Golden Age

Today in History on March 24th, 1603: Queen Elizabeth I of England died at Richmond Palace in London. The last days of Elizabeth saw her in a great depression due to the death of Catherine Carey, Countess of Nottingham, the niece of her cousin and close friend Lady Knollys. This was a massive blow to Queen Elizabeth’s heart, leaving her grief stricken.

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