Thursday, 31 July 2008

Joan of Arc, Winchester Cathedral

Never posted, bought 1987.

This statue of Joan of Arc (1412-1431) is outside the Lady Chapel, opposite the tomb of Cardinal Beaufort (1404-1447). I have always wondered why there is a statue of Joan of Arc in Winchester Cathedral, but it turns out that Cardinal Beaufort took part in her trial. In 1920 she was canonised, and in 1923 her statue was erected.

1 comment:

  1. That is quite interesting; I did not realize that either. Thank you for sharing. I love your blog!


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