Charles D'Orleans in England, 1415-1440 by Mary-Jo Arn

By Mary-Jo Arn

Charles, duc d'Orleans, prince and poet, used to be a captive in England for twenty-five years following the conflict of Agincourt. The reviews during this quantity, by way of ecu and American students, specialise in his existence and activities in the course of that point, and express him as a significant and discovered reader, a crafty political determine (accomplished within the talents that may provoke the English the Aristocracy round him), and a masterful poet, leading edge, witty, and very self-aware. dialogue of his manuscripts, his social and political relationships, his large library, and his poetry in languages display him as a smart observer of lifestyles, which in his poetry he describes in methods no longer obvious back until eventually the Renaissance.Contributors: MICHAEL okay. JONES, WILLIAM ASKINS, GILBERT OUY, M. ARN, CLAUDIO GALDERISI, JOHN FOX, R.C. CHOLAKIAN, A.C. SPEARING, DEREK PEARSALL, JANET BACKHOUSE, JEAN-CLAUDE MUHLETHALER, A.E.B. COLDIRON

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The defenders were given new hope and launched a series of attacks against the bastilles that forced the English withdrawal from Orléans on 8 May. Joan had no knowledge of the earlier treaty with Bedford or Duke Charles’s own political intentions. 80 It was ironic that Joan felt a particular responsibility for Charles, whom she perceived as an innocent victim; the discrepancy between this simple view and the complex political reality surely accounts for the duke’s subsequent disinclination to comment on her achievement.

8 Charles had a copy of this text with him 4 5 6 7 8 All references to works owned by Charles are to those listed in Pierre Champion, La Libraire. Based on its incipit, the only record of what it might have contained, the volume which Champion entitles ‘Physique’ could be an alchemical work attributed to Raymond Lull, more commonly known as De secretis naturae. See the description of the manuscripts of this work in Lynn Thorndike, History of Magic and Experimental Science (New York, 1934), IV, 648–49, especially the description of Bologna, University Library MS 1353 (2591).

1196 (the work of an English copyist) and Paris, BN MS lat. 1203. The text of Stephen of Sawley’s work is edited and its manuscripts described by Wilmart, Auteurs Spirituel, pp. 316–60. 34 THE BROTHERS ORLÉANS AND THEIR KEEPERS time, for looking after another Agincourt prisoner, the duke of Bourbon. 30 Indeed, since Charles spent only the winter of 1419–1420 in Montgomery’s custody, an extended discussion of Montgomery’s character, his circle, or the cultural ambience at Tutbury might prove of little value.

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