Joan of Arc has been held, and chained in a dungeon as the CBS reporters catch up with her. Is she a saint, or a witch? Based on real historical documents, and with CBS, you are there.
May 30, 1431. Orleans France. Born 19 years ago to a simple farmer, she is said to have heard voices from saints and angels. In a remarkable series of adventures, she has risen to hold a position as commander of the French armies. Captured by her foes, the English, she resists questioning, and is on trial for being a witch. Of course the English want her dead, she has been their enemy, but where is the French? If it were up to the English, she certainly would be dead and disposed of. It’s the French who are holding her to put her on trial as a heretic.
Joan has been famous for wearing men’s clothes, of course the proper attire for doing battle. Now she has appeared in womens clothes. Is this a sign that she will recant, and be subject to the charges brought against her? It’s looking like the answer is, “No.” Follow the drama, the tragedy, the agony, right up to the bitter end.
PS: originally posted on Aug 29, 2010. Keep enjoying these classic radio dramas as we continue our march of time from ancient days, through the middle ages, and beyond.