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Robert and Jehanne des Armoises
Jul 23, '20

Robert II des Armoises

Lord of Tichémont, Norroy, Fléville, Brouenne, Brainville and Jaulny.

Born in 1388 in Tichémont - Conflans en Jarnisy.

Married on 11 May 1419 to Alix de Manonville (1400 - 1435)

Married October 3, 1436 to Jeanne du Lys (1407-1449) in Arlon - Luxembourg.

Died in 1450 in Jaulny.

Buried alongside Jeanne du Lys, the Maid of Orleans in Pulligny sur Madon.

Son of Richard des Armoises (1345-1422) - (Lord of Tichémont), Knight, Marshal, Governor of the Duchy of Bar and Alix de Breux de Jaulny (1343? -)

Squire of Charles d'Orléans, in 1412, Robert des Armoises was Adviser to Cardinal Louis de Bar in 1417, then appointed Chevalier in 1418, and Maréchal du Barrois in 1419.

He married Alix de Manonville in May 1419, who died in 1435.

In conflict with René D'Anjou, Duke of Bar, his seigneury of Tichémont, inherited from his father, was confiscated.

He married Jeanne du Lys around 10 March 1436 in Arlon in the presence of the Luxembourg Court.

On 17 November 1436, he sold part of his Haraucourt property, where he mentions "Jehanne du Lys, the Maid of France, my wife" as beneficiary.

He stayed for a while in Metz with Jeanne du Lys, in a house belonging to him opposite the Church of Ste Ségolène.

He then resides with Jeanne in her Château de Jaulny at the end of 1439, before she leaves for Orleans.

Robert then retired to the Celestine Monastery in Metz from the end of 1339 until around 1443.

He returned to live in his house in Metz and at the Château de Jaulny with Jehanne until his death.

Robert des Armoises died in 1450 at the Château de Jaulny. He is buried in armor in the Church of Pulligny sur Madon with his wife Jeanne du Lys, who died a year earlier, to whom historians and the church then attribute the name of "False Maid". du Lys, who died a year earlier, to whom historians and the church then attribute the name of "False Maid".

Dragon Hood

A friend of mine noticed that if you turn Robert portrait sideways you get a dragon devouring Robert head!

Jehanne “La Pucelle d'Orléans”.

Her real name Jehanne (d'Orléans), she said to be called Jehanne La Pucelle d'Orléans, then becomes Jehanne du Lys, by her ennobling by King Charles VII in 1429, and then Jehanne du Lys des Armoises, by her marriage to Robert des Armoises in 1436, then known as "La Fausse Pucelle" (The real Jehanne supposed to have been burned at the stake for heretism, in Rouen on 30 May 1431).

She was then named Joan of Arc first by Pope Calixte III in 1455, then, after her rehabilitation in 1456, by official historians.

Born and wavy on 10 November 1407 (Julien calendar) in Paris at the Hôtel Barbette.

Married 10 March 1436 (coincidentally anniversary date of the death of St François d'Assise) to Robert des Armoises (1388 -1450) in Arlon- Luxembourg.

Died on 04 May 1449 in Autrey sur Madon?

Buried in Pulligny sur Madon.

Daughter of Isabeau of Bavaria (1371-1435), Queen of France, wife of Charles VI, King of France,

and Louis De Valois D'Orléans (1372-1407), Duke of Valois, Touraine and d'Orléans, brother of King Charles VI.

The day after the assassination of Louis de Valois d'Orléans, her father, on 23 November 1407, Joan was taken to Domrémy by Joan of Arc (maid of honor to Isabeau of Bavaria) wife of Nicolas d'Arc, and entrusted to the family of Jacques d'Arc and his wife Isabelle de Vouthon, who will be his foster family until his adolescence.

Joan of Arc is his godmother, for her baptism on 01 January 1408 in the Church of Domrémy.

Raised and educated in the family of Jacques d'Arc and Isabelle de Vouthon, his wife, with their four children.

Joan has revelations about her origins from 1420 and hears "voices", including that of St Michael, urging her in the name of God to save the kingdom.

She left Domrémy at the end of 1428 and asked for help from Captain de Vaucouleurs, Robert de Baudricourt, to meet Dauphin Charles, and future King, in Chinon.

She arrived in Chinon on 23 February 1429, where she stayed with the locals, to be received for the first time by the Dauphin two days later. From that day on, she was housed in the Donjon du Coudray within the walls of the Château de Chinon, by order of the Dauphin.

She sees the Dauphin, future King Charles VII again on 09 March 1429, and reveals to him the secrets of his origins and his "voices". These last ones indicate to him to go to seek the sword with the five crosses of Charles Martel in the Church of Ste Catherine of Fierbois, which allowed him to defeat the Saracens during the Battle of Poitiers in the year 732AD. On his request, this sword, deemed invincible, was brought to him in Chinon.

From then on, Charles VII agreed to entrust him with the conduct of the armies against the English occupier.

She laid siege to Orleans and delivered the city in May 1429, then led Charles VII to his coronation in Reims on 17 July 1429.

She was ennobled by King Charles VII on 08 December 1429 under the name of Jehanne du Lys.

Continuing her fight against the English, Jehanne was betrayed and captured in Compiègne to be sold as a hostage to the English on 23 May 1430.

Sentenced to life imprisonment in Rouen for heretism in May 1431, relapsed, she saw her sentence commuted to death.

Falsely delivered to the stake on 30 May1431, being replaced by another hooded woman condemned to death, she escapes the same day, or some say 9 months later from her prison in Rouen.

She found refuge at the Château de Montrottier in Savoie, then for several months in Besançon in the Convent of the Poor Clares of Colette de Corbie, then finally with Elisabeth of Luxembourg, her aunt, in Arlon in Luxembourg.

She reappears under the name of Claude on 20 May 1436 near Metz. She is then recognized by various people who fought with her, against the English including her brothers Jehan and Pierre d'Arc.

She married on 03 October 1436 with Robert des Armoises in Arlon, in the presence of the Court of Luxembourg.

Joan resumed some fights between 1437 and June 1439 with Gilles de Rais, against the English presence in Poitou and Aquitaine, as Captain in the royal troops.

She returned to Orleans in the summer of 1439, to take care of herself, after having been seriously injured and having been considered dead for some time. She was greeted with pomp by Charles VII and his court, who gave her a large sum of money.

She returned to live in Metz with Robert des Armoises at the end of 1439. Then she returned again to Orléans with her brother Pierre where she was recognized by Isabelle de Vouthon, her mother, who raised her in Domrémy, and living in Orléans with her son. In July 1440, since the death of Jacques d'Arc her husband, in 1439.

She then moved to Metz in the house of her husband Robert des Armoises, then permanently in his Château de Jaulny with him, from 1443 to 1449.

Jeanne died on 05 May 1449 in Autrey sur Madon, then was buried in the Church of Pulligny sur Madon.

Pope Callistus III substitutes his name Jehanne "the Maid" by that of "Joan of Arc" in June 1455.

Charles VII after his reconquest of Rouen on 10 November 1449 orders a review of Joan's trial.

A judgment in nullity of all the convictions which were imputed to him is pronounced on 07 July 1456.

Joan the Maid of Orleans, known as of Arc, was beatified on April 18, 1909, then canonized on 16 May 1920 by Pope Benedict XV.

La Porte

The famous door found in a hotel around 1850 was part a box bed which he stayed for a while in Metz with Jehanne du Lys, in a house belonging to him opposite the Church of Ste Ségolène.


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