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D Kings saga develops mixed in with a very entertaining plot another episode in the history of the end of the Capetian dynasty Upon the death of Louis X the first son of the Accursed King Philippe IV damned by the Grand Master of the Knights Templar the second brother also named Philippe gets hold of the Regency first and of the Crown second And thus this son became Philippe VDruon proposes an intrigue in which poison ies kidnaps etc move the threads His proposition is credible enough A second plot is the election of Pope Jean XXII the second of the Avignon Popes This had been another complex episode of the times The Papacy had been vacant for two years and again Druon proposes another credible unfolding of eventsBut the main interest of this volume called after all The Law of the Males for me was the explanation if offers of how the Salic One Ticket To Texas law came to be adopted by France to govern monarchical inheritance Druon thinks that this was another curse for French historyThe origins of thisaw as practiced from the Middle Ages onwards Helpmate lie in a Frankish Civil Code from the time of the Salians 4th and 5th Centuries The complete Salian code governed many aspects but one of its elements was exhumed by the protagonist of this volume to designate himself Regent and Heir and KingWith this new reformulation of theaw women were pushed aside from the Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy line of royal inheritance Entirely Similar to this but not as severe is the Agnaticaw in which the male is given priority over an older female but women are not entirely eliminated from the inePhilippe V became King because he succeeded in establishing this manipulated interpretation and after the death of the infant son of his older brother instead of throne going to the infant elder sister Jeanne of Britany he *throne going to the infant s elder sister Jeanne of Britany he himself crowned as the next male kin to the soon poisoned new bornDrone s description of the ostentatious crowning ceremony at Reims without forgetting to envelop it with riveting suspense is another highlight of this fourth volumeI ook forward to the remaining three volumes of this highly entertaining and edifying seriesFascinating times those were This is my second or third time reading through The Accursed Kings series by Maurice Druon and I have to say I am always impressed by it It is by far my favorite historical fiction series Druon s skill with anguage and characterization makes events that happened over six hundred years ago sound fresh and fascinating It is also a intricate study on politics and how egos and personalities have influenced historyThe fourth installement of the series weirdly translated as The Royal egos and personalities have influenced historyThe fourth installement of the series weirdly translated as The Royal in English when the original title actually meant the aw of males a reference to Gypsy World: The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead laws installed to prevent women from inheriting powerful positions opens at the death of Louis X His uncle Charles de Valois and his brother Philippe de Poitiers both have their eye on the regency as Louis heir is still in the womb While this bickering takes place in Paris a different power play is going on at the papal conclave where the French and Italian cardinals try to put their favorite on the throne of Avignon or bring the papacy back to Rome The focus of this book as the title suggests is to see who will be king after Louis His wife Cl mence was pregnant at the time of his passing but this was still no certainty of an heir since it was possible that her child was a girl in which case Marguerite de Bourgogne s daughter would have been Louis oldestiving child But there had never been a situation ? podem ser interpretados como mais uma característica de um governante irresponsável e nefasto e num período de especial instabilidade política acabarão numa Bryozoan Evolution luta pelo trono A disputa estáançada e aueles ue se consideram aspirantes Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) legítimos ao poderançam se para jogar as suas cartas com grande celeridade Carlos de Valois ue tenta forçar o seu acesso à regência por ser irmão de Filipe o Belo e um dos mais antigos conselheiros reais; os nobres de Borgonh. .
Following the of Louis X in the ast episode this book picks up immediately with the struggle over who will be Regent in the interim until Clemence s baby is born Various contenders with different motives keep the politics ively while with an eye on the ong term we see the adoption of Salic Going Berserk law which excludes women from the monarchical successionIntertwined with this plot is the on going debate and discord over who will be the new pope till Philippe takes a creative approach to forcing a decision While the politics take centre stage some of the characterizationets the book down Mahaut is turning and into a cartoonish pantomime villain oh yes she is while Clemence and Marie are stock angelic wives and mothers The kerfuffle over the babies at the end wouldn t be out of place in a trashy domestic noir thrillerCompensation comes in the form of historical interest such as the detailed coronation and christening scenes I m ooking forward to Isabella coming back into the story in the next episode 45 starsI ve waited so ong to continue this series and I was a total fool because The Royal Succession was a fantastic read probably my favourite so far I am so glad I got back into this worldThe story was great it was full of political intrigue scheming Maurice Druon s Accursed Kings series is an easy read but don t Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America let that fool you The Royal Succession was so packed tight with intrigue and underhanded dealing sprinkled with the odd murder or revolt that one had to really keep on one s toes whilst reading easily The king is dead his wife is pregnant but there is of course a vacuum and a position of power that could become permanent if the child to be born doesn t uite make it Nature and Politics abhor a vacuumWhile we re at it the Papal Crown is vacant and it doesn took Autobiography and Other Writings like anyone is going to fill that empty space in a hurry unless perhaps things are pushed aittle Power It s all about Power Louis X is dead Poisoned by Mahaut d Artois The throne of France is open or is it ueen Clemence is pregnant and the unborn child if male is the true heir Meanwhile Louis brother Philippe the Count of Poitiers becomes the RegentThis is the story of how Philippe nego Another excellent part in this series Each time I follow with interest and amazement the events of so many centuries ago M Druon did an excellent job with his series I think if authors wrote history ike this people would ove historyThe series does ask some dedication though While I have knowledge of French history each time I need to go study the family tree of these kings As soon as this book arrived I dropped everything else to read it It s the best one yet Louis is dead Clemence is pregnant and Philippe has a strategy to capture the crown will it work The ins and outs of this book the improvisation in the face of the unexpected the carefully crafted paperwork to guarantee the desired outcome you are on the edge of your chair biting your nails with every chapter Alas I only wish I had read it slowly The next book in the series won t be available until March Because it is history we all kind of know how it is going to turn out but Druon turns historical stick figures into flesh and blood power hungry entitled driven people The book reads ike a novel but at the end Druon has provided detailed footnotes and the footnotes too Are Fascinating They Give Backstory They Give Motive They Give fascinating They give backstory they give motive they give extra details that give texture and substance to the novels This is a fabulous series The fourth volume of the Accurse. Depois de cumprir dezoito meses de um reinado vergonhoso Luís X o Teimoso encontra a morte numa noite de Junho de 1316 vítima de um veneno etal O seu assassínio de parece confirmar a maldição ançada pelo grão mestre dos Templários sobre a estirpe de Filipe o Belo e pela primeira vez em séculos da dinastia dos Capetos a França vê se com o trono vazio e sem nenhum herdeiro natural ue possa ocupá oOs problemas gerados pela falta de descendência de Luís X s?. Here a woman was heir to the throne before and as there were several power hungry male relatives vying for power a female sovereign was not a desirable option Very soon uestions of allegiance and Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript legitimacy push the characters towards intrigue and conspiracyThis might be my favorite book of the series after The Iron King because it puts some of my favorite characters at the forefront Philippe the Tall is by far Philippe the Fair s most competent son and the only one of the three who has naturaleadership He is shrewed cool as a cucumber and actually thinks of the kingdom of France and not simply of his own satisfaction The dialogues that and not simply of his own satisfaction The dialogues that him are always sharp and delightful Featured proheminently in this tome is also the Cardinal Jacues Du ze an unorthodox contender for the role of Holy Father The two men understand each other very well and they will use their keen minds to settle the conclave s struggle once and for all in a most interesting way Du ze s ife is a fascinating story and the only thing I can fault this book with is not diging further into the background of this most unusual man of the cloth And of course Philippe s machavellian mother in aw Mahaut d Artois is unleashed in this episode the Infamous lenghts to which she will go to see her daughter as ueen of France are impressive and horrifying but I stilloved every word of her story arc Still Walled locked in a vicious conflict with her nephew Robert over the county of Artois she plots schemes and strikes Herady in waiting B atrice is almost as scary as her with her secrets and witchcraft She drops hints of gruesome crimes into Mauhaut s willing ears and sets into motion terrible chains *of eventGuccio and Marie s ove story turns to tragedy in this episode and I *eventGuccio and Marie s ove story turns to tragedy in this episode and I fail to feel a sharp stab of pain for the poor overs who s connections with the mighty and powerful ruined their happiness Their story is not a simple romantic addition to the political arc of the book it is based on a real and intriguing story ook for John I of France on Wikipedia if you are curious History can sometimes be even stranger than fictionAs you can imagine the historical details embedded in the narrative are impressive From the sort Of Food Eaten To food eaten to remedies prescribed for various ailments and details of ceremonial clothing and social protocols Druon brings the reader back to a complicated era that we often romanticise or oversimplify Reading these books again it becomes increasingly obvious to me that Mr George RR Martin shamelessly ripped Druon off His stories of fantastical powerplays assassination and ruthlessness are very obviously inspired by The Accursed Kings and some characters of the Song of Ice and Fire series are clearly revampings of those found in Druon s work Oh well they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery5 solid stars Now I m off to go find the 1972 TV series DVDs This book focuses on the accession of Phillip V of France who reigned in the early 14th century It s fourth in a series which I advise reading from the beginning it s worth itDruon s novels seem so different from recent historical fiction he s very present as an authorial voice telling the story to the reader and oves dropping in to provide psychological analysis of his c This is a deeply enjoyable book and the volume that moved me into finishing the entire Les Rois Maudits With my favorite of Philippe the Fair s heirs taking the center stage in the next book I have no choice but to drink deep from this blood red cupI m of two minds as. A na ualidade de defensores do direito ue assiste à suposta filha bastarda do rei a jovem Joana de Navarra Para preparar a sua subida ao trono Filipe de Poitiers irmão do falecido monarca invocará uma certa ei sálica a «lei dos varões» ue na verdade foi forjada para as circunstâncias mas daí em diante definirá as regras da sucessão na monaruia francesa O desaparecimento do filho póstumo de Luís o Teimoso permite ue permite ue Filipe se torne Filipe V o Long.