>> Charles II of Navarre
ISBN 978-2-9540585-3-5 - Published 2015 (530 pages, 15x21 cm)
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The book « Charles dit le Mauvais, roi de Navarre, comte d’Evreux, prétendant au trône de France » (Charles called the Bad, king of Navarre, count of Evreux, claimant to the throne of France) by Bruno Ramirez de Palacios, published in 2015, is the first complete biography (in french) of Charles II of Navarre, known as "the Bad".
Paradoxically, depending on its authors, the previous biographies only treated some of the french aspects of his life (biographies by Secousse, Meyer, Pietri, Plaisse) or his spanish affairs (Moret, Yanguas), while the synthesis of the archives on both sides of the Pyrenees was difficult to realize. This time, the author establishes the complete portrait of this king, with the overlaps between his french and spanish policies.
The text is the fruit of a meticulous work of analysis and cross-checking of the medieval sources, chronicles and archives, from France, Navarre, Castille, Aragon and England, including the impressive corpus of Archivo General de Navarra in Pamplona. To facilitate the reading of the biography, the relation of Charles II's life has been made in a chronological order and not organized by themes. The objective has been to remain as close as possible to the historical reality, by disregarding the opinions stated for several centuries in the controversies about this king.
King at 17 years
Flowers of lily on all sides
Control of the Navarre (1350-1351)
In France, with the family (1321-1353)
The rupture (1354-1356)
The kings of Navarre and France in jail (1356)
After Poitiers (1356-1357)
Escape and return to the stage (1357-1358)
Charles II captain of Paris (1358)
Franco-navarrese conflict (1358-1359)
A precarious peace (1361-1362)
The Iberian scene : war in Aragon (1362-1364)
Franco-navarrese war of 1364
After Cocherel (1364-1366)
The war of Castille (1364-1369)
The surf between France and England (1369-1371)
The appeasing (1371-1377)
Collapse in France (1377-1378)
Navarre in danger (1378-1379)
The retreat (1378-1381)
Life in Navarre (1380-1386)
Balance-sheet and heritage
Text with many family trees, portraits, schemes, geographical maps and other illustrations.
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You can visualize some passages of the book by clicking on the links below :Extract 1 : The plan for partition of France between England and Navarre (1354-1355).
Extract 2 : The simulated war of Louis of Navarre against Aragon (1363-1364).
Extract 3 : Charles II and the jewish and moslem minorities.
The link below gives access to the index of people, being almost of them contemporaries of Charles II mentioned in the medieval archives or chronicles.
Index of names
The following links give access to the indexes of places mentioned in the biography.
Index of places in France
Index of places in Spain
Index of other places
The following link give access to the index of the treaties of peace mentioned in the biography.
Index of the treaties of peace
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