Frontline TIMELINE OF… BURGUNDY’S WARS 01 02 Descended from the youngest son of King John II of France, the Valois dukes of Burgundy are vassals of the French monarch. When Duke Philip the Bold marries the countess of Flanders in 1384, Burgundian territory vastly increases. The duchy’s influence increases to rival the French monarchy. Louis, Duke of Orléans is assassinated in Paris in November 1407 while en route to meet Charles VI. His hand is cut off while his skull is split by an axe The marriage of Philip the Bold to Margaret III, Countess of Flanders, is a diplomatic coup for Burgundy 12
© PressReader. All rights reserved.