The Army marches for Rheims, where Charles VII is crowned



After her great victory at Orleans, Joan was able to persuade the Dauphin to go to Rhiems to for his coronation. Rheims was the traditional site for holy coronations so it was important that he be crowned there even though Rheims was located dangerously close to the Anglo-Burgundian's armies. In the eyes of Joan as well as many of the French people, Charles would not be the true King until he was anointed with the holy oil at Rheims. Many important French nobles, captains, and clergy were present including Joan herself who stood beside the King holding her standard.

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