July 7, 1456

On July 7, 1456, Joan of Arc’s heresy verdict was thrown out 25 years after her death. It turns out that just because she was a woman who was able to beat the English in military combat, it did not mean that she was a witch or in league with the devil. When a spiritualist was later asked to contact Joan and ask her what her opinion was about being found by French law to be innocent of heresy, she said nothing. As she was dead.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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