A Year: Day to Day Men: 20th of November, Solar Year 2017

Held in the White Net

Beginning in 1392, the new king of France, Charles VI, experienced bouts of madness and often had to be confined. Whenever he was incapacitated, France was ruled by a regency council composed of the grandees of the kingdom presided over by Queen Isabeau. With the death of Philip the Bold, the Duke of Burgundy, political power shifted away from his son, John the Fearless to the king’s brother, Louis of Orléans, who was rumoured to have had a relationship with the queen.

Louis the Duke of Orleans had the Burgundians expelled from the council and took the lion’s share of the royal treasury, which he used to break up the Duke of Burgundy’s territorial possessions. On November 20, 1407, a truce between John the Fearless, the Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Valois, the Duke of Orléans is agreed under the auspices of John, the Duke of Berry. Three days later under orders of the Duke of Burgundy, Louis of Orléans was assassinated by fifteen masked thugs on the streets of Paris.

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