- Charles II, byname Charles The Bad, Spanish Carlos El Malo, French Charles Le Mauvais, (born 1332—died Jan. 1, 1387), king of Navarre from 1349, who made various short-lived attempts to expand Navarrese power in both France and Spain. He was the son and successor of Joan of France, queen of Navarre, and Philip, count of Évreux.
Charles II of Navarre Charles II "the Bad" of Navarre (10 October 1332-1 January 1387) was King of Navarre from 6 October 1349 to 1 January 1387, succeeding Joan II and preceding Charles III.
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Charles was born in Évreux. Since his father was first cousin to King Philip VI of France, and his mother, Joan II of Navarre, was the only child of King Louis X, Charles of Navarre was 'born of the fleur de lyson both sides', as he liked to point out, but he succeeded to a shrunken inheritance as far as his French lands were concerned. In October 1349, he assumed the crown of Navarre. In order to take his coronation oath and be anointed, Charles II visited his kingdom in summer 1350. For the first time, the oath was taken in a language other than Latin or Occitan as it was customary, i.e. Navarro-Aragonese. Apart from short visits paid the first 12 years of his reign, he spent his time almost entirely in France; he regarded Navarre principally as a source of manpower with which to advance his designs to become a major power in France. He hoped for a long time for recognition of his claim to the crown of France (as the heir-general of Philip IV through his mother, a...
He married Joan of France (1343–1373), daughter of king John II of France. He had the following children by Joan: 1. Marie (1360, Puente la Reina – aft. 1400), married in Tudelaon 20 January 1393 Alfonso d'Aragona, Duke of Gandia (d. 1412) 2. Charles III of Navarre(1361–1425) 3. Bonne (1364 – aft. 1389) 4. Peter, Count of Mortain (c. 31 March 1366, Évreux – c. 29 July 1412, Bourges), married in Alençon on 21 April 1411 Catherine of Alençon (1380–1462), daughter of Peter II of Alençon 5. Philip (b. 1368), d. young 6. Joanna of Navarre (1370–1437), married first John IV, Duke of Brittany, married second Henry IV of England 7. Blanche (1372–1385, Olite)
Charles died in Pamplona, aged 54. His horrific death became famous all over Europe, and was often cited by moralists, and sometimes illustrated in illuminated manuscript chronicles.There are various contemporary versions that vary in detail. This is Francis Blagdon's English account, of 1801: Another version states: "He was now sixty years of age, and a mass of disease, from the viciousness of his habits. To maintain his warmth, his physician ordered him to be swathed in linen steeped in spirits of wine, and his bed to be warmed by a pan of hot coals. He had enjoyed the benefit of this singular prescription some time in safety, but now, as he was perpetrating his barbarities on the representatives of his kingdom, "by the pleasure of God, or of the devil," says Froissart, "the fire caught to his sheets, and from that to his person, swathed as it was in matter highly inflammable." He was fearfully burnt, but lingered nearly a fortnight in the most terrible agonies." Source: Cassell's...
Jan 18, 2018 · King Charles II of Navarre most certainly holds a very special place among European royals when it comes to dying in a peculiar way. According to several different accounts, among which is that of English writer and historian Francis Blagdon, Charles was accidentally burned alive.
He succeeded to the title of King Carlos II de Navarre in 1349 and acquired the nick-name of Carlos 'the Bad.' After the capture of the French King by the English during the Battle of Poitiers in September 1356, power in France was grabbed for by both him and the French Dauphin as Carlos angled for power and position in France.
CHARLES II. (1332-1387), called THE BAD, king of Navarre and count of Evreux, was a son of Jeanne II., queen of Navarre, by her marriage with Philip, count of Evreux (d. 1343).
Apr 12, 2017 · King Charles II of Navarre was burnt alive by accident Apr 12, 2017 Goran Blazeski Charles, nicknamed “The Bad One” for his cruel repression of a minor rebellion in Navarre, was born on October 10th, 1332, in Évreux, France to Joan of France, queen of Navarre, and Philip, Count of Évreux.
Jun 08, 2017 · Charles II of Navarre was the son of Philip, Count of Evreux and Jeanne, the only surviving child of Louise X of France and Navarre. Charles’s grandfather died before his birth on October 10, 1332. But Jeanne did not inherit his throne.
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