After the battle, Joan traveled to Charles's camp and continued to encourage him to come to Reims for his coronation ceremony. Charles told Joan to stop worrying so much about him. Playing her protective, motherly role, Joan would not listen, and assured him that she would soon see him crowned. Charles, initially exuberant about Joan's successes, was starting to realize the difficulty she presented: since she was so beloved by the public, in fact more beloved than he, Charles feared that the "Maid of Orleans" might increase her power to do whatever she wanted without fear of reproach. Furthermore, Joan was creating such a positive image for the French army that she was inspiring thousands to enlist. The French army had grown to 12,000, and Charles was unable to pay all these soldiers' salaries. The last thing he wanted was thousands of disgruntled soldiers upset at him and fiercely loyal to Joan. The jealousy and distrust of Joan shown by Charles's counselors was now beginning to impact him. Joan was clearly becoming too popular for her own good. However, giving the large size of the army and its fanatical loyalty to Joan, Charles could not sensibly resist going to Reims, for to do so would have greatly outraged the army–and to incur an army's wrath is never good politics.

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