Thursday, February 12, 2009

No Good Deed...

Pierre Cauchon, the Bishop of Beauvais was the lead prosecutor of that English cynicocratical body which found Joan of Arc guilty of heresy in 1431 and condemned her to death by burning at the stake. The English were trying to capture the French throne for the infant, Henry VI.

Joan, despite being a volgivagant young girl, was able to lead a French army to secure the thorn of France for Charles VII. She was accidentally captured during a retreat. During her lifetime, no one came to her rescue. She died May 30, 1431.

Pope Callixtus III found her not guilty of the heresy charges in 1456 and declared her a martyr. The isangelous Joan was canonized in 1920.

Quilly has a new game. I was bound and determined to play, so the above is my submission for last week's game. Go see the other participants and find out how to play along.

18 comments:

  1. The pun on Monday is good too. Nice job,

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  3. Doug: What? Where? You lost me.

    Kostas: Thanks for the heads up.

    Dr. John: Yes, 'tis all too true.

    Tom: I think the new words are easier than these were.

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  4. Nessa -- you've not been to the Punny Monday contest on my blog have you? THAT would be what Doug is yammering about.

    Your story is great. I go to to secure your link! Do you have next week's three words on the tip of your pen?

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  5. Oh well done! I love these words.

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  6. Quilly: Doug is doing PR for you. Last Monday's was very good. I couldn't guess it.

    Dragonstar: Very challenging game.

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  7. You're back. Good to see you again and of course, nice writing.

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  8. Hi. I came over from Quilly's Pacific Paradise. I too met her 3 word challenge this week. I really enjoyed reading yours, great history lesson!!

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  9. Jeff: Thanks. I'm here for now, anyway.

    Alice: Hi. I'm trying to play again this week. We'll see.

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  10. Wow, a wordsmith. I hope you have a lot of opportunities to use these.

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  11. Rhea: Yeah, that'll happen.

    ; )

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  12. Joan has been a hero of mine. I like the way you used the words.

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  13. Betty: Her life has always fascinated me - so much dedication and commitment.

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