The long and bloody feud between the houses of Orleans and Burgundy which for many years devastated France, caused a prodigious destruction of life and property, and was not even relaxed in the presence of a common enemy is very fully recorded in the pages of Monstrellet and other contemporary historians. I have here only attempted to relate the events of the early portion of the struggle from its commencement up to the astonishing victory of Agincourt, won by a handful of Englishmen over the chivalry of France. Here the two factions, with the exception of the Duke of Burgundy himself, laid aside their differences for the moment, only to renew them while France still lay prostrate at the feet of the English conqueror.
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June 30, 2010
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