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Thread #100517   Message #2024509
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
13-Apr-07 - 04:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: Joan of Arc and family
Subject: RE: BS: Joan of Arc and family
She'd probably be tried by the nobles, who spoke French. It was always the language of the royal court. Anne Boleyn spent much of her childhood at the French court and spoke Courtly French as well as English. The ties between France and Britain were very strong - half the royal families were related to each other, Scotland had a French princess as their queen, Mary of Guise, mother of James I & VI... French was not an unknown language to the nobles of England.