1 day ago · Gilles de Rais ( c. 1405 – 26 October 1440), Baron de Rais, was a knight and lord from Brittany, Anjou and Poitou, a leader in the French army, and a companion-in-arms of Joan of Arc. He is best known for his reputation and later conviction as a confessed serial killer of children.
4 days ago · Charles V [c] [d] (24 February 1500 – 21 September 1558) was Holy Roman Emperor and Archduke of Austria from 1519 to 1556, King of Spain from 1516 to 1556, and Lord of the Netherlands as titular Duke of Burgundy from 1506 to 1555. He was heir to and then head of the rising House of Habsburg during the first half of the 16th century.
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Nov 27, 2023 · Charles VIII’s first child was Charles Orland, Dauphin of France. Mercifully, everyone remarked that little Charles was nothing like his father. From the time that Charles Orland was born, Charles VIII marveled at his little wonder. He remarked that his son was “bold and courageous” and imagined him taking over the throne. Alas, it was ...
Nov 28, 2023 · At Court, Joan spoke with Charles VII, who gave her approval to travel with the army and wear armor. Joan made it to Orléans, and she predicted that they would successfully lift the siege there. She gave wise advice to the French commanders for the battles, which turned the tide in their favor.
Nov 26, 2023 · Charles VII of France - Charles VII (22 February 1403 – 22 July 1461), called the Victorious (French: le Victorieux) or the Well-Served (French: le Bien-Servi), was King of France from 1422 to his death in 1461.