Talk:Joan of Arc

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It has been proved that her real name was Jehanne Darc which was falsely transliterated as Joan of Arc in English.

This seems overstated. Jehanne is simply a variant spelling of Jeanne (in a time when spellings were not standardized); "Darc" is simply a variant of "d'Arc;" and "Joan of Arc" is a perfectly valid English translation of Jeanne d'Arc. Dpbsmith 09:56, 20 February 2007 (EST)

Removal of paragraph about relics

I removed the following paragraph from the intro section:

"Relics thought to be those of Joan of Arc were recently proved to be a nineteenth century forgery involving the remains of an Egyptian mummy. Joan of Arc holy relics are fake. The survival of her organs was thought to be a miracle, since contemporary historical records describe how she was burned three times to ensure nothing remained."

My reason for removing this paragraph is because I felt that the whole story, in view of the negative results of the testing on the relics, was a non-event. A number of folks had hypothesized that the bones were those of Joan. They were tested and this was found not to be the case. It would be news if they were remains of Joan, not if they were not. There is really nothing in the whole episode that is directly about Joan.

JFPerry 11:51, 10 December 2007 (EST)