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Philip the Good IX
Oudenaarde Violence in Ghent Philip resolved
on military intervention in Ghent; he was no longer prepared to allow the
townspeople to run his town as they felt fit. He declared war in a letter dated
31 st March 1452 and upon receiving it the captains of Ghe...
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Philip the Good VIII
Margaret of Anjou Tumult In England As a result
of the Anglo-French agreement the English, now on the losing side of the war,
were looking to ally themselves closer to Charles VII, in the hope that this
might at the very least slow the rate of attrition. Th...
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Philip the Good VII
Bruges Market Square Trouble in Bruges Philip spent
Christmas 1436 in Bruges without serious incident, although his seven hundred
strong bodyguard were called out one night when news arrived that some of the
crafts guilds were assembling in the market place...
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Renaissance Italy - At the Court of the Borgia VI
Leonardo's map of Imola created for Cesare Dismembering the Romagna Rodrigo and
Cesare now intended a new offensive against the warlords of the papal states.
For centuries these lands had evaded control from Rome and their rulers went
their own way. Success...
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Philip the Good VI
Philip the Good  Led by the Nose in Arras One of the
major stumbling blocks to a treaty between the Burgundians and the French was
Charles VII’s involvement in the murder of Philip’s father John the Fearless in
Paris in 1419. Philip was assured that the p...
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Philip the Good V
John of Luxembourg Capturing the Maid It was at
Compiègne that, during the fighting, Joan was surrounded by Burgundian
soldiers. The Burgundian chronicler Georges Chastellain recorded that; ‘An archer….dragged her
[Joan] to one side by her cloth-of-gold clo...
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Philip the Good IV
Siege of Orleans Fighting the French It was in March
1429 that the woman who was to be the saviour of France , Joan of Arc , arrived at the French court at Chinon . She met both Charles and Yolande of Aragon , the mother of his wife Marie . Yolande had been...
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Philip the Good III
  Nicholas Rolin (L) The New Duke Upon the death of his father Philip inherited one of
the richest patrimonies in Europe [i] . As Duke of Burgundy
Philip was now the premier peer of France; on 20 th September Philip was sworn in as Count of Flanders . He wa...
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Philip the Good II
Henry V 25 th October 1415 Henry IV’s
bellicose heir had been champing at the bit throughout most of his father’s
reign and when his father died in 1413 Henry V immediately pressed for an invasion of England’s enemy. He
claimed the 1.6 million crowns [i] st...
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Philip the Good
John the Fearless  Unto Us a Child is Born Philip [i] was born on 31 st July 1396, the only son of the Count of Nevers , John the Fearless [ii] and his wife Margaret of Bavaria [iii] . The couple already had two
daughters, Mary [iv]   born in 1393 and Marga...
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