After the Capet family had been destroyed by Edward III’s mothers revelations of her sister in law’s infidelity. The French barred Edward from the French throne by reverting to Salic law, that is the laws which covered the Frankish nation before the rise of Clovis—the Salty Franks.
(see Les Rois Maudites)
The two of the wives who were found guilty of adultery—Margaretha of Burgundy and Of Burgundy— were sentenced to life imprisonment and died in custody. Jeanne of Bourgogne was found not guilty.
However despite her mother being found guilty of adultery Juana was eventually allowed to assume the role of Queen of Navarre.
Salic law,—which may or may not have ever existed—stipulated not only that a woman could not succeed to the Frankish throne, but that no malel could make a claim if it was dependent on his descent from a woman.
Phillipe VI was “elected” as the rightful heir after consideration of this Salic law.
King Jean II of France
Known as Jean the Good. Never quite recovered from having Blanche d’Evreux being taken away from him. Was challenged for his throne not only by both Charles of Navarre and Edward III of England but also by his own son the Dauphin Charles
The Dauphin Charles
The Dauphin plotted with Charles of Navarre against his father. Under his Influence the Frankish state sank into something approaching anarchy.