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ADVERTISEMENT.

As the use of so many Roman numericals in paging these volumes may appear singular to the reader, we beg leave to state that they were adopted in consequence of an clteration having taken place in the original plan of the work after some sheets had been printed. In the first instance it was only intended to print the Diary of the Siege of Orleans, with Notes ; but owing to the bulk of original matter in the Editor's possession, it was afterwards determined to extend the publication to two volumes, which led to this mode of paging. The writer having for some years made the subject of Jeanne d'Arc his particular study, and the major part of the documents comprised in these pages having never before appeared in print, it is hoped that circumstance will compensate for the irregularity thus alluded to.

ENGRAVINGS IN THE FIRST VOLUME.

1.

PORTRAIT OF JEANNE D'ARC: FROM THE PICTURE IN TIJE
TOWN-HALL AT ORLEANS

To face the Title.

CHART OF THE SIEGE OF ORLEANS IN 1428.

Page 229.

CONTENTS

Historical Diary of the Siege of Orleans by the English;

begun on Tuesday the 12th day of October, 1428:
Charles VII., King of France, then reigning. With
an account of all the Sallies, Assaults, Skirmishes,
and other notable particulars, which occurred from
day to day; with the arrival of Jeanne La Pucelle,

and how, by Divine grace, and by force of arms,
she caused the Siege to be raised by the English.
Taken verbatim, and the style preserved as much
as possible in this translation, from the Original
Manuscript, written on parchment during the Siege,
and preserved in the town-house at Orleans .

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