Jasper Tudor: Henry VI’s Champion Pt. 1

Jasper Tudor was born in November 1431 as the second son of Owen Tudor and Catherine of France. His father, Owen, was a Welshman of modest standing, while his mother, Catherine, was the daughter of King Charles VI of France. Catherine had initially been married to King Henry V of England before his death on August 31, 1422. The dowager […]

Philip V of France: The Capable King

Philip V of France was born in 1293 to King Philip IV and Queen Joan. As the couple’s second son, Prince Philip wasn’t expected to inherit the French throne. Instead, it would go to his elder brother, Louis. Despite his standing, the king gave his son political power as the Count of Poitiers in 1311. Until the age of 21, […]