ASSASSINATION OF JOHN THE FEARLESS
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”