A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century - Chapter 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 and 8 Summary and Analysis

With King Jean held captive, the Third Estate of Paris—led by the Provost of Merchants Etienne Marcel—seeks to gain some sort of control over the monarchy. They insist there be a council formed in the place of the current councillors, agree to help fund the war and demand the release of Charles of Navarre. Jean's son, Dauphin Charles, declines and though he orders the Estate member to disburse, they meet the following day. He tries to raise money by devaluing the coinage but meets with threats. An ordinance outlines the agreement reached between the Estate and the Dauphin which is designed to correct a series of problems. The king is to live more frugally, a Grand Council will have the power to reject a king's proposed tax increase, members of this council will be well...

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