National Geographic : 1932 Nov
15TH-CENTURY VIGNETTES OF COMPIIEGNE "I WILL GO TO MY GOOD FRIENDS AT COMPIEGNE I" Galloping to the relief of the beleagured city on the Oise, the Maid of France rides in at sunrise on May 23, 1430. By nightfall she has fought her last battle for France, and is a prisoner in Burgundian hands. She wears her famous suit of white armor, over which is a rich huque, and on the trappings of the horse can be seen part of her armorial bearings. © National Geographic Society Natural Color Photographs by (ervais Courtellernont ARTISANS AND CRAFTSMEN ASSEMBLE TO CHEER THE MAID These clothiers, workers in wood, tanners, and painters are members of early 15th-century trade corporations (see also Color Plate III). Their womenfolk wear the hennin, a high, pointed bonnet popular at that time.