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  2. Charles II (10 October 1332 – 1 January 1387), known as the Bad, was King of Navarre beginning in 1349, as well as Count of Évreux beginning in 1343, holding both titles until his death in 1387.

  3. Charles II (born 1332—died Jan. 1, 1387) was the 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. Married in 1352 to Joan, daughter of John II of France, he demanded Champagne ...

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  4. Charles II (10 October 1332 – 1 January 1387), known as the Bad, was King of Navarre beginning in 1349, as well as Count of Évreux beginning in 1343, holding both titles until his death in 1387.

  5. Aug 24, 2016 · Charles II (Charles the Bad), 1332–87, king of Navarre (1349–87), count of Évreux; grandson of King Louis X of France. He carried on a long feud with his father-in-law, John II, king of France, procuring the assassination (1354) of John's favorite, Charles de La Cerda, and forming an alliance with King Edward III of England.

    • Early Life
    • Plotting Against The King
    • Return to Power
    • Loss of Normandy
    • Castilian Civil War
    • Loss of Power
    • A Fitting End

    Charles d'Evreux was born in Evreux, Normandy, France on 10 October 1332, the son of King Philip III of Navarre and Queen Joan II. His father was the first cousin of King Philip VI of France and his mother was the only daughter of King Louis X of France, and, upon assuming the crown of Navarre in 1349, he inherited lands both in the Pyrenees and in...

    In January 1354, he had the Constable of France Charles de La Cerda assassinated after quarrelling with him the previous Christmas, angering King Jean II; Charles thus began to work towards an alliance with King Edward III of England. However, King Jean II agreed to grant Charles extensive lands in exchange for his reconciliation with the French cr...

    On 9 November 1357, he escaped from prison and entered Paris with a large retinue, being received like a monarch. When he heard of the peace between England and France, Charles knew that his position was threatened, so he released all of Paris' prisoners to create anarchy and then returned to Normandy. The Jacquerie uprising in Paris forced the Dau...

    In 1361, Charles failed to become Duke of Burgundy after the death of his second cousin Duke Philip I of Burgundy. In November, Charles returned to Navarre and made a fresh plot to retake France; a Caroline revolt in Normandy in 1362 failed, and, in 1363, Charles planned to form two armies to campaign in Normandy and central France a year later. In...

    When the Castilian Civil War broke out, large numbers of French, English, Gascon, and Navarrese soldiers became mercenaries in Spain. Charles II allied with Pedro the Cruel of Castile at first, but, in 1365, he switched his support to Pere IV of Aragon. In 1366, he again switched sides by letting Pedro and Edward the Black Prince's army march throu...

    In 1369, the war between France and England resumed, and Charles allied with John V of Brittany. In July 1370, Charles visited King Edward III in Westminster, although the negotiations were fruitless. In March 1371, after an English army was destroyed at Pontvallain, Charles II was forced to ally with Charles V instead. In 1372, Charles returned to...

    Charles II, the treacherous and ambitious Navarrese ruler, was finally forced to abandon his designs on France in 1379, and he retired to Pamplona. By the 1380s, he could no longer make use of his limbs, and, in 1387, he was enclosed to the very neck in a sack at his physician's behest. When a maid was stitching the sack one night, she attempted to...

  6. 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). Having become king of Navarre on Jeanne's death in 1349, he suppressed a rising at Pampeluna with much cruelty, and by this and similar actions thoroughly earned his ...

  7. Historically the most famous of these French rulers was Charles II (“the Bad”), count of Évreux, under whom Navarre became internationally important because of the king’s involvement in French politics and the spread of the Hundred Years’ War to the kingdoms of the Iberian peninsula. Charles himself had ambitions to recover for his ...

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