On July 2nd the Pontifical Delegates met and appointed the following Wednesday, July 7th, for the pronouncement of the final Sentence; and on that day, at 8 a.m., the Court assembled in the Hall of the Archiepiscopal Palace, and the formal Sentence of Rehabilitation was solemnly read by the Archbishop of Reims.
This was followed by a procession and sermon on the same day in the Place St. Ouen, and by a second sermon on the day following in the Old Market Place, where a Cross to perpetuate the memory of the was then erected, “for the salvation of her soul.”
Charles VII was represented kneeling, turned toward Jeanne d’Arc at the foot of the crucifix and the Virgin, in this first monument raised in Jeanne’s memory, on the bridge at Orléans at the end of the Fifteenth Century. This Cross remained until the end of the following century, when it was replaced by a fountain, with a statue of the Maid under an arcade surmounted by a Cross; the fountain now standing was erected in 1756.
From the Introductory Notes To The Nullification Trial
Monumental sculpture of Jeanne d’Arc. Mehun-sur-Yèvre. France. The iron and bronze statue stood in the Place du Château at Mehun-sur-Yèvre. Mehun-sur-Yèvre is a small town in central France through which Jeanne d’Arc passed in late October of 1429, where she stayed with the king’s surgeon, Renaud Thierry. There she participated in King Charles VII’s council and on December 29, 1429 he provided her with letters of nobility. In the Spring of 1430 Jeanne left Mehun-sur-Yèvre to pursue other battles.
Painting, by the French artist Adolphe Demange, show the Duchesse d’Uzès working on a monumental sculpture of Jeanne d’Arc.