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by M. G. A. Vale

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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. In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, Charles VII inherited the throne of France under desperate circumstances.

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Charles VII. by. Vale, M. G. A. (Malcolm Graham Allan). Book from the collections of. unknown library. Berkeley : University of California Press. Bibliography: p. -255.

Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1974. xiii + 267 pp. and Frontispiece + 12 Plates. Harry Rosenberg (a1). Colorado Slate University, Fort Collins.

Charles VII The French king Charles VII (1403-1461) ruled from 1422 to 1461. (Malcolm Graham Allan), Charles VII, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974. Encyclopedia of World Biography

Charles VII The French king Charles VII (1403-1461) ruled from 1422 to 1461. His reign witnessed the expulsion of the English from France and the reestablishment of a strong French monarchy after the disasters of the Hundred Years War , 1337-1453. Encyclopedia of World Biography.

Charles E. Vale was born on month day 1911, at birth place, New York, to Franticek Valchovsky and Therezie Valchovsky (born Hnulik). Franticek was born in 1877, in Lhenice (Lcovice), Chechoslovakia (Modern day Slovakia). Therezie was born on June 30 1882, in Netrebshin, Kutna Hora, Czechoslovakia. Charles had 2 siblings: Caroline Drake (born Valchovsky) and one other sibling. Charles married Ann L. Vale (born Kasper) on month day 1934, at age 22. Ann was born on October 9 1911, in New York, NY.

Elizabeth A. R. Brown. Doing Things beside Domesday Book. Elizabeth A. Brown, "Charles VII. M. Vale," Speculum 52, no. 3 (Ju. 1977): 753-755. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. The Enduring Attraction of the Pirenne Thesis. The Digital Middle Ages: An Introduction.

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A very good hardcover copy with bright gilt spine lettering. Light shelf wear. Tight binding. A few corners have some very faint moisture staining, otherwise clean, unmarked pages. Very good jacket in removable mylar; light fading with a few spots of soiling. NOT ex-library. Indexed. 267pg. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; ISBN: 0520027876. ISBN/EAN: 9780520027879. Inventory No: 019688.

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Malcolm Vale made us see the difficulties in writing an accurate biography of a person from the Middle Ages. Carefully explaining his method, however, he slowly opened doors on the enigmatic personality of Charles VII of France. Because of the lack of direct information about Charles VII, who reigned from 1422-1461 C.E. (the common era), the author was forced to turn to indirect sources of information and deduction to find the real Charles VII. I found this method to be compelling. Slowly the story of Charles VII emerged in my mind.

Charles VII is the king of France known to history as the royal benefactor of Joan of Arc. Although he may have received as much from Joan of Arc as he gave to her. However, there has always been questions about how this slip of a girl was able to impress the king sufficiently to be admitted into his presence and then be trusted with leading his French troops into battle. Malcolm Vale finds that a reasonable explanation may lie in the fractious nature of the French court at the time. Various groups of individuals around Charles VlI were constantly vying for influence with the King. Charles VII constantly changed from listening to one group to listening to another group.

One individual who became very successful at influencing the King was Captain Arthur de Richemont from the duchy of Brittany. Richemont was appointed Constable of France by Charles VII in 1424 C.E. At the height of Richemont's influence, King Charles VII really made no decision of importance without checking with Richemont first. Richemont became very familiar with the Kings personal inclinations and his tendency toward a belief in astrology and political prognostication. However, the King had a falling out with Richemont in 1427 C.E. Richemont sought for a way back into influence with the King. When Richemont became aware of the young Joan of Arc and her claim that France could become militarily successful in the Hundred Years War, 1337-1453 C.E. (In actuality this was the second Hundred Years war between France and England, there having a first Hundred Years War from 1108 C.E. until 1227 C.E.). Joan's claims that God had instructed her to lead France to military victory seemed improbable because of the recent defeats that had been inflicted on the French by Henry V of England (at Agincourt, and etc.). Risky as it was, Richemont realized that introducing Joan to King Charles VII was a way back into favor with the Charles VII. Joan was just the type of visionary that Charles VII would find irresistible. Accordingly, Richemont brought Joan to court for Charles to meet and the rest was history.
This book is basically a tedious listing of the nobility surrounding Charles VII with their French names and titles; also, detailed listing of count arrangements. Facts about Charles himself are almost non-existent with an iota of information about the women in his life. The best past of the book is the last chapter where the author describes Charles' coronation. If you are really interested in Charles' life, I suggest you read "Victorious Charles: A Ladies' Man" by Caroline Rogers Neill Sehnaoui.
Charles VII download epub
Author: M. G. A. Vale
ISBN: 0520027876
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press; New edition edition (October 30, 1974)
Pages: 280 pages