Episode 18: The Nicopolis Crusade Part 3

The Crusaders have reached Nicopolis! But as the Crusaders settle in and prepare for a siege the Ottoman army led by Sultan Bayezid the Thunderbolt is making it’s way north. Time Period Covered: 1396-1398 Notable People: John the Fearless, Sigismund of Luxembourg, Mircea the Elder, Bayezid the Thunderbolt, Engeurrand de Coucy, Philip of Artois Count of Eu,Continue reading “Episode 18: The Nicopolis Crusade Part 3”

Episode 17: The Nicopolis Crusade Part 2

In 1396, Count John of Nevers, son of Duke Philip the Bold of Burgundy, led a Crusade against the Ottoman Empire. In this second part of three on the Crusade of Nicopolis we will explore the legacy of the Crusades in Late Medieval Europe and begin our march towards Nicopolis. Time Period Covered: ~1300 – 1396Continue reading “Episode 17: The Nicopolis Crusade Part 2”

Episode 16: The Nicopolis Crusade Part 1

In 1396, Count John of Nevers, son of Duke Philip the Bold of Burgundy, led a Crusade against the Ottoman Empire. In this first part of three on the Crusade of Nicopolis we will explore the two other major players in this crusade. The Kingdom of Hungary which initiated the call, and the Ottoman Empire,Continue reading “Episode 16: The Nicopolis Crusade Part 1”

Episode 15: How the Tables Have Turned

In 1392 while travelling to Brittany, King Charles VI fell into delusion. In the aftermath of this episode, Philip the Bold took the opportunity to once again seize power in France. The Duke of Burgundy had been shut out of the inner circle for the past four years, but with the King no longer ableContinue reading “Episode 15: How the Tables Have Turned”

Supplemental Episode 2: Jeanne VS Jeanne

Last episode we saw Olivier de Clisson and John of Montfort at each other’s throats. In this Supplemental Episode we’ll explore the conflict that drove the two Breton Nobles apart. What could have been a minor conflict got tangled up with the Hundred Years War and the War of Breton Succession, also known as the War of the Two Jeannes, saw the Duchy of Brittany wracked with violence and chaos for decades.

Episode 13: Courtly Love and Courtly Life

The Court of Philip the Good was known as one of the foremost centers of art patronage in the late middle ages. But Philip the Good did not start from scratch. The Burgundian Court of Dukes Philip the Bold and John the Fearless were centers of art and culture and set the stage for theContinue reading “Episode 13: Courtly Love and Courtly Life”

Episode 12: Tour de Bourgogne

Now that Philip the Bold is firmly in control of the Counties that he inherited from his father-in-law let’s take a look at these lands. In this episode we’ll  explore the Two Burgundies (The Duchy and County of Burgundy), The County of Nevers, the Champagne Lands, and Philip’s ‘Lands Down There’ (Flanders and Artois) andContinue reading “Episode 12: Tour de Bourgogne”

Episode 11: Foundations of a State

In 1386 Philip the Bold Duke of Burgundy, Count of Flanders, Count of Artois, Count of Burgundy, Count of Nevers, and Count of Rethel began the process of reorganizing the administration of his territories and building a Burgundian State. In this episode we will dive into the Burgundian State such that it existed under Philip. Continue reading “Episode 11: Foundations of a State”

Episode 10: I Cannot Wait

In 1384, Philip the Bold inherited five counties from his father-in-law and became the most powerful man in France. His titles and his control of the regency of King Charles VI meant that Philip now had more wealth and influence at his disposal than ever before, and he would wield them both to further improveContinue reading “Episode 10: I Cannot Wait”