Tuesday, August 30, 2011

On August 30

On this day in ...
... 1341 (670 years ago today), the duke of Brittany died, setting off a War of Succession waged fiercely on one side by the late duke's niece, Jeanne de Penthièvre, and her husband, who would be imprisoned for 9 years before dying in the 1364 Battle of Auray. Jeanne was forced to give up actual control of the duchy, though she retained her title as Duchess of Brittany until her death in 1384. (credit for photo of her tomb)

(Prior August 30 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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