AS­SAS­SI­NA­TION OF JOHN THE FEAR­LESS

History of War - - WAR IN FOCUS -

The English con­quest of Normandy dur­ing 1417-19 prompts Duke John and the proar­magnac Dauphin Charles (the fu­ture Charles VII of France) to agree to set­tle their difference­s. At a meet­ing at Mon­tereau, John is mur­dered by Ar­mag­nacs on a bridge in the pres­ence of Charles. The civil war in­ten­si­fies with cat­a­strophic con­se­quences for France.

AR­MAGNAC-BUR­GUN­DIAN CIVIL WAR

The Bur­gun­di­ans and English join forces against a nu­mer­i­cally su­pe­rior Fran­coscot­tish force on the River Yonne. The An­glo-bur­gun­di­ans boldly cross the river and the French and Scots suf­fer losses of 3,200-5,000 men.

BAT­TLE OF CRAVANT

In 1521, King Fran­cis I of France is pre­sented with the wounded skull of John the Fear­less by a monk who said, “Sire, this is the hole through which the English en­tered France”

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