A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century - Chapter 22 through 24 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22 through 24 Summary and Analysis

France and England are not currently at war, prompting Genoa's request that France join them against the Berber Kingdom of Tunis. The conflict is touted as a crusade in hopes of garnering French support but the ministers are reluctant to send French forces out of the country without a permanent peace with England—which is not forthcoming. Enguerrand likely leaves soon afterward for Spain with the intention of arranging the marriage of Louis II to the daughter of the King of Aragon, though the details are unclear. Louis is previously married by proxy to Bernabo Visconti's daughter but that marriage is annulled when Bernabo falls from power. In 1390, Enguerrand testifies on behalf of Pierre de Luxemburg in canonization hearings. Luxemburg reportedly renounces the flesh at age six, requiring that his sister do the same. This wins him appointment...

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