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1 minutes | Aug 8, 2022
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19 minutes | Jun 5, 2022
Episode 93 - Strengths and Weaknesses
In this episode, we explore the routier campaigns in the Auvergne and Champagne regions of France, and try to understand how effective institutions help the French, and how the English are still working out the kinks of being routiers. Mentioned in the episode: Kings and Generals episode on the Mongols Timeline: November 1358 Dury and Scott invade the Aisne Valley December 1358 25 - Dury and Scott capture and ransom the Comte de Roucy and his family March 1359 (early) D’aubricourt, Albrecht and Audley take Pont-sur-Seine (end of) Estates of the Languedoc April 1359 The routiers are ready to attack Reims (Dury and Scott from the north, d’Aubricourt, Albrecht and Audley from the south) May 1359 24 - Estates of Auvergne Thomas de la Marche sets up his headquarters at Saint-Pourçain (end) Knolles reaches Saint-Pourçain June 1359 The lieutenants of Champagne gather an army near Troyes 20 - Calveley near Puy-en-Velay 23 - Battle of Nogent-sur-Seine July 1359 Knolles and Calveley massacre Puy-en-Velay 29 - Knolles and Calveley reported 35 miles from Avignon August 1359 (early) Calveley cornered near Puy, then manages to escape; Knolles company retreats
29 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
Episode 92 - Castles and fortifications
In this episode, we look at some aspects of how fortifications are defended and the changes that the Hundred Year's War brought on. Mentionned in the episode: Tod's Workshop
21 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
Episode 91 - The Second Treaty of London
In this episode, King Jean and King Edward agree to a new treaty, one harsher than the previous. King Edward also holds weddings for two of his children. Meanwhile, as the Estates-General debates the new treaty, they also discuss a scheme from the King of Denmark. Afterwards, we quickly explore medieval currency. Dates: 1358 November: French fail to pay the first installment of King Jean’s ransom 1359 January: negotiations begin on Second Treaty of London March 24: The Second Treat of London is sealed by both Kings May 19: Wedding of Margaret and earl of Pembroke / Estates-General open 20: Wedding of John of Gaunt and Blanche of Lancaster June: Estates-General reject Second Treaty of London French Government negotiated with Waldemar III and Scottish delegations Edward begins preparations for war with France
17 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
Episode 90 - Routiers in the Centre of France
We see the routiers through the eyes of Hugues de Montgeron. Band invade the Nivernais, Orléans and Auxerre, but are stopped in Burgundy and Champagne. 1358 April Archpriest hired by Marguerite de Flandres to defend Nevers May Bands take city and bridge of Meung June 24: Beaugency is taken October Robert Knolles enters Orléanais 31: the English take Chantecoq November Archpriest leaves Provence December: Hugh de Montgeron flees his hut in the woods and makes for Sens 1359 January 10: Knolles’ first assault on Auxerre 12: Knolles’ men get beaten at Troyes February: Hugh de Montgeron is called back to his Priory March 10: Auxerre falls to Robert Knolles Cardinals are robbed Fall
21 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
Episode 89 - The Great Company
In this episode, we look at the situation in the Languedoc, the movements of the companies out of Gascony and into Auvergne, then the Loire, Saône and Rhône valleys, and the rise of the Great Company of the Arnaud de Cervole, the Archpriest Dates: 1355 Last raids of the Count of Armagnac into Gascony; first company comes out of Gascony into Auvergne 1356 Arnaud d'Albret takes Felletin Duke of Bourbon buys back Felletin 1357 New Gascon attacks in Auvergne Archpriest moves into the Dauphiné July 13 - Archpriest begins attack on Provence Pope hires Count of Armagnac October - Armagnac marches near Aix and attacks 2 castles 1358 January - Count of Armagnac replaced by Count of Poitiers as lieutenant of the Languedoc; Bertucat d'Albret takes Sermur; Priovençal rebels restart their fight February 21 - Archpriest takes Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Beaume March - Archpriest plans on taking Marseille April - Archpriest changes his mind and heads north May - Meeting of the Estates-General of the Languedoc; Bertucal d'Albret is paid to leave Sermur September - Pope buys off the Archpriest
20 minutes | Jan 16, 2022
Episode 88 - After Etienne Marcel
In this episode, the Dauphin is invited back into Paris, and restores his relationship with the Parisians. Charles of Navarre surrounds Paris. The French can’t pay for their King’s ransom. You can reach me at leaopardandlilies @ gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/theleopardandthelily Dates: July 31, 1358: Étienne Marcel dies August 1, 1358: Paris invites Prince Charles back; Charles of Navarre has a draft treaty with England drafted August 2, 1358: The Dauphin returns to Paris August 3, 1358: Charles of Navarre renounces his homage and attempted crowning August 4, 1358: Charles of Navarre occupies Melun August 22, 1358: Queen Isabella dies August sometime, 1358: Pope Innocent IV recalls his legates and asks them to help the Regent and the Companies make peace September 21, 1358: Stephen Cusington arrives in London with Charles of Navarre’s proposed treaty November something, 1358: French representatives inform London that they can’t pay the King’s ransom November 20, 1358: King Edward sends a message to the Dauphin, informing him that he is no longer bound by the treaty November 27, 1358: Burial of Queen Isabella December 6, 1358: King Edward orders the requisitioning of ships and the recruitment of archers December 12, 1358: King Edward sends Stephen of Cusington and Richard Totesham to France with a reply to Charles of Navarre, and orders to get the companies under control
18 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Episode 87 - A Duel at Dinan
In 1357, during the siege at Dinan, Bertrand Du Gesclin was challenged to a duel - this is the story.
28 minutes | Nov 6, 2021
Episode 86 - The Revolution, Part 5
The Jacquerie has been crushed, and the Dauphin's army is swelling, as he marches to reclaim Paris from Étienne Marcel's control.
20 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Episode 85 - The Revolution, Part 4
The peasants are mad as hell, and they're not gonna take it anymore! The Great Jacquerie, a large uprising in the north of France, flares up, and is quickly crushed.
19 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
Episode 84 - The Revolution, Part 3
In this episode, the Dauphin strikes back. He captures two cities, blocking Paris from one of its sources of food. The Parisian, and the citizens of many other towns, radicalize.
17 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Episode 83 - The Revolution, Part 2
King Jean makes arrangements for the Treaty of London to be ratified. King Charles and Étienne Marcel will have none of it. Their grip on the Dauphin tightens. And Paris is surrounded by hostile forces.
21 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Episode 82 - Revolution, Part 1
In this episode, Étienne Marcel and Robert Le Coq continue to rule, and the Dauphin struggles to free himself from their power. His supporters and his enemies supporters clash in the streets of Paris.
16 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
Episode 81 - The First Treaty of London
Charles of Navarre makes a triumphant entry into Paris. His supporters seize control of the Government. Kings Jean and Edward agree to the terms of the First Treaty of London.
21 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Episode 80 - A Game of Kings
In this episode, King Jean travels to, and begins his captivity in, London. King David is released. Prince Charles gets tackled by the Estates-General. King Charles of Navarre is rescued.
22 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
Episode 79 - The Treaty of Bordeaux
In this episode, the King of France tells his subjects to not bother paying their taxes, the government in Paris reminds people that they need to pay taxes, and the siege of Rennes goes on.
19 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Episode 78 - With Whom are we Negotiating?
The Marches of Brittany, Normandy, Anjou, and Maine are falling into chaos similar to what the south of France has been living through. Too many parties with conflicting agendas are trying to deal with England. King Edward looks on with glee.
16 minutes | May 25, 2021
Episode 77 - The Estates-General Fail Again
Prince Charles skips town and leaves his brother, the Duke of Artois, a very hot potato. He goes to Germany for a successful summit. When he returns to Paris, he submits to the will of the Estates-General as they begin dismantling the Government's operations.
68 minutes | May 20, 2021
Special Episode 17 - Medieval Woodworking
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Guy Windsor, sword instructor extraordinaire, to discuss medieval woodworking. https://guywindsor.net/
23 minutes | May 12, 2021
Episode 76 - The Estates-General
In this episode, senior officials summon the Estates-General, but their demands, especially those of the normally loyal Third Estate, are harsh.
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