I watched the 1948 "Joan of Arc" taken from Mark Twain's writings. It is a good movie, better than the stuff made today.
The "court" of clerics and civil authority functioned much like the media today in reference to deciding who will be president. Human nature has not changed.
The Dauphin resides in the White House.
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Joan was placed in an iron cage and burned. The executioner used wet branches, which caused smoke and allowed Joan to die from lack of oxygen before the flames burned her flesh. Today, the "smoke" of politics is meant to confuse the electorate. The candidates are of little consequence. They are for show, for the most part.
Joan lives to be burned again.