A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century - Chapter 25 through Epilogue Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 25 through Epilogue Summary and Analysis

While Enguerrand is involved in a campaign in Genoa, France is involved in a campaign to end schism. Meanwhile, King Richard II of England is tired of war and proposes an alliance in the form of his marriage to Isabelle—daughter of the King of France. The proposal is made despite the fact that Richard is twenty-nine and Isabelle is six. Richard's wife, Anne, has died and he has no heir but his choice of a six-year-old—who will not be required to take her place as his wife until she is twelve—seems to indicate that he wants peace more than he wants an heir. The marriage takes place the following year, putting the two kings "formally at peace."

With the Turks a constant, if distant, threat, the Duke of Burgundy decides to...

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