From 1360 to1366
is mainly about Ximene building her fleet- but
starts with the ambassador. &
Ximene as Eagle
Death of maria pedalla 1361.
Alyse returns to Sevilla.1361
black prince prince of aquitaine September 1362
alyse returns from castile 1362 with stores of horror
1363 alyse mistess of edward III
John accompanies John Chandos arranging renunciations in gascony.
English did not want to give up what they had gained. But Completed by 1362
discovers that a truce is one thing but unruly mercenaries and marcher lords are another.
This was by no means his only crime. He induced his cousin, Pierre Arnaut de Béarn, governor of the Castle of Lourdes, to visit him, on the plea that he wished to discuss matters with him. Arnaut held Lourdes for the English. Gaston Phœbus desired to acquire this stronghold, which was the key to the Valley of Argelez. He received Arnaut in a friendly manner, and they dined together. For three days he showed him lavish hospitality, and then demanded the surrender of the castle. Arnaut refused. “I hold it for the King of England. It has been confided to my honour,” he replied, “and to no other person will I surrender my trust.” Gaston Phœbus flew into one of his mad fits of rage, rushed upon him, and stabbed him in five places with his dagger. “My Lord,” said the gallant castellan, “this is ungentle treatment, to summon me to your house as a guest, and therein to murder me.” The Count ordered him to be flung into a dungeon, where he died of his wounds.
The crime availed Phœbus nothing, for Jean, the brother of Pierre, had been left in charge of the castle, and he refused to give it up.
constable of lourdes sir peter arnaud de bearn.
Companions John de Bearn, Peter D’anchin, Ernauton de St Colombe, Ernauton de Motague.
john prevaricates. but helps gaston prepare to invade Amagnac believing this the first stage to freeing Occitan.
5 december 1362 battle of launac. Gaston invades Armagnac using english tactics introduced by john. Unexpectedly he captures rather than kills armagnacs. He knows that should he decide to claim Armagnac there will always be opposition he decides on substantial ransoms.
he settles on building his own autonomous state.
gaston refuses to swear allegiance through Chandos.
john reports this to the prince
john defeats prince in a tournament
John Meets Marie de l’Aspois whose father asks John to marry her to avoid the unwelcome attentions of Marnaut Barbasin.
high level meeting at tarriers Ximene and john invited by prince.
Ximene meets marie and discovers that marriage has not been consummated
long discussion with marie and attempt to lead her through transition is ineffectual.
may 1363 black prince and joan visit tarbre armagnac asks prince to tell foix to waive his ransom prince refuses. armagnac asks joan she agrees to reduction from 380,000 to 320000 . result prince looses support of both armagnac and foix
Lourdes becomes strongpoint. gaston offers bearn as haven for cathars but only within cathar houses. Ximene asks permission for john to escort her back to landon. spends two weeks by lake at biscarrosse and then returns to england.
marie learns of this and obtains a dissolution of her marriage to john, marrying Maraut Barbasin instead
1364du guesclin defeats charles of navarre at cockerel
september 1364 du guesclin defeated and captured by John Chandos at Auray
1363 john d’armagnac pays fealty to black prince
12 january 1364 gaston pays homage to first edward III an then black prince at agen or does he? for marsan and Gavardan yes but not for bearn it seems.
1364 king john returned to england
1365 king john dies
armagnac in revolt again
gaston refuses to swear fealty to prince for bearn
john and ximene visit gaston
john is asked by prince to marry marie he wants to refuse but Ximene persuades him to agree.
exploration of myths of marriage. emphasis on marriage night surrender.
john tries to find out what gives her pleasure she does not want to talk about it. she expects him to know.
john appeals to ximene who takes the role of tutor without success.
marie returns to the man who was threatening to carry her off.
prince blames john for failure of what would have been a valuable
objective to invade armagnac and secure it for the prince
battle of lunac
gaston army wins but reneges on his agreement.
Ximene confronts gaston and accuses him of treachery.
the meeting at which armagnac asked prince for release from his ransom and joan intervenes
gaston kidnaps ximene sends agnes away and plans to invade occitan he plans to marry.
john invades orthez and rescues Ximene.
1360 muhammed V Overthrown
september 1361 death of maria pedilla
november 1361 the Ambassador
december 1361 castilians invade grenada
january 1362 defeat of castillians at gaudix
April 25th 1362 execution of muhammed
Christmas 1364 landon house.king john in attendance?
Arrive grenada in early october 1365
VI John ximene and Yvette in through Malaga
henry trastamara invasion March 1366 (du guesclin)
john and ximene rescue isabel and constance
Peter restored 1367
book 4 ends with rescue of Perez sisters in 1366