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Pieter B.





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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2016 4:08 am    Post subject: The ring of Jeanne D'Arc subject to legal battle         Reply with quote

This is quite off-topic but I think it's still rather relevant in showing how the ghosts of the past still haunt Europe Wink

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A ring believed to have belonged to Joan of Arc has been snapped up for an astonishing £240,000 at a London auction house.
The French government is thought to have bought the item of jewellery. It was put up for sale by Robert Hasson, whose father James was Charles de Gaulle’s doctor in the Second World War.
Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake as a heretic by the English in 1431, after claiming she acted under divine guidance when leading the French army to victory at Orleans.
A spokesman for Timeline Auctions, which conducted the sale on Friday, said: ‘The ring is returning to France.’


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-34676...nment.html

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'Come and get it': French refuse to hand Joan of Arc's ring back to Britain
French dismiss as "inconceivable" British demands they return Joan of Arc's ring days after buying the relic for £300,000 on the grounds they failed to obtain an export licence


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/eur...itain.html


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"We will get it" says Edward Talbot 12th Earl of Shrewbury.
Elizabeth II of England has reinstated her claims on the vacant French throne and authorized one of England's greatest magnates to raise an army and fight across the Channel.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/eur...mouth.html
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Michael Beeching





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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2016 9:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This, friends. is why many of our ancestors moved to North America...
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Lance Morris




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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2016 10:59 am    Post subject: That was a great read         Reply with quote

Hey,

Thank you for posting that. It's a great read.

The ring had in not been from Joan of arc or an antique with provounace would be something I would purchase at my company for maybe $40 US. $240,000 pounds plus Buyers premium is a victory in itself and shows how we as a world still venerate the past
That makes me happy.

It'll be interesting to see if any verdict it reached in regards to the ring being sent back.
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Pieter B.





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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2016 11:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michael Beeching wrote:
This, friends. is why many of our ancestors moved to North America...


with the other half being 'given' a long holiday in Australia Wink
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2016 11:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Anyone wanting a healthy dose of cynicism about this whole sad farrago can PM me.
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Pieter B.





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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2016 5:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark Griffin wrote:
Anyone wanting a healthy dose of cynicism about this whole sad farrago can PM me.


What is wrong with posting it in the thread?

I am kind of curious how events will unfold, maybe they can settle the issue with a combat of thirty?
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Mark Griffin




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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar, 2016 9:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Why would anyone go into combat over something that has about the same provenance as the Easter Bunny?
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Lance Morris




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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar, 2016 9:58 pm    Post subject: Prov         Reply with quote

Hey Mark,

Do you doubt the article or the ring itself?
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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Mar, 2016 8:00 am    Post subject: The ring of Jeanne D'Arc subject to legal battle         Reply with quote

Seems to me like there's a dispute between France and the U.K. over Joan of Arc's ring.
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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Mar, 2016 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: The ring of Jeanne D'Arc subject to legal battle         Reply with quote

Shahril Dzulkifli wrote:
Seems to me like there's a dispute between France and the U.K. over Joan of Arc's ring.

It isn't Joan of Arc's ring. Mark's analogy with the Easter Bunny is a good one.

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