Tuesday, March 22, 2011
March 22, 238 – Gordian I and his son Gordian II were proclaimed Roman Emperors. 1312Order of the Knights Templar suppressed. The Templars had grown rich and powerful, and amidst unsubstantiated rumors of irreligious practices during their secret rites, King Philip the Fair of France saw an opportunity to fill his own coffers at their expense. He had all the Templars in France arrested and pressured Pope Clement V to suppress the order. This Clement did with the Papal bull Vox in excelso. 1429 Joan of Arc dictated a warning to the English. In her attempt to convince the Dauphin of the sincerity of her mission, Joan submitted to examinations by eminent ecclesiastical advisers to Charles. She told them that she would give proof of her mission at Orléans and dictated a letter of warning to the English king and his troops. The theologians suggested the Dauphin should make use of her, and he provided her several men and sent her on to Orléans.