Charles I of Orleans

Life: 1394-1465
Birth Place: France?
Historical Role: Noble
Titles: Duke of Orleans, Duke of Valois, Count of Beaumont, Count of Blois, Lord of Coucy
Primary countries affected: France
Secondary countries affected: United Kingdom
Events: Hundred Years War (1337-1453), Battle of Agincourt (1415)

Biography:


Duke Charles I of Valois, is the son of Louis I de Valois who was murdered on the orders of John the Fearless of Burgundy. Charles thus became the head of the Armagnac faction during the Hundred Years' War. In 1415 he participated in the Battle of Agincourt where he was captured and imprisoned in England. He stayed imprisoned for the next 25 years. When he returned he spoke English better then French, he made a triumphant return to Orleans.

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