Links Among Players
There are some Miscellaneous Links among the Players in the Hundred Years War, and some possess special distinctions..
Vicomtesse de Boulougne (28) Ward of the King of France
Baron de Chambord (128) Marechal de France
Duc de Luxembourg (131) King of Bohemia [Old Blind John]
Comte de Sancerre (180) Connetable de France
Baron of Raby (213) Warden of the Northern Marches
Baron of Glastonbury (224) Ward of Edward III
Baron of Pleshy (233) Lord Chancellor of England
Earl of Norfolk (265) Earl Marshal of England
Comte de Brienne (271) Ranks as Duke of Florence, on which
has a claim
Lord Selby (284) Ward of Edward III
Sire de Revel (296) Chancelier de France
Juanna II de Navarra
Another curious character in all this was Juanna II de Navarra. Juanna --or Jeanne-- has a claim on the throne of France (we've bypassed some deceased personages):
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Charles of Louis of Philip IV
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Isabella Philip V Charles IV Philip VI Philip of Juanna II de
Edward III of Jean II of Carlos de
England France Navarra
Juanna II was married to Philip of Evreaux. Isabella was married to Edward II of England
Here are the claims:
Juanna II as daughter of Louis X and Granddaughter of Philip IV
Edward III as son of Isabella and Grandson of Philip IV
Philip VI as son of Charles of Valois who was the Brother of Philip IV
Jean II as son of Philip VI
Carlos de Navarra as son of Juanna II and Grandson of Louis X and Greatgrandson of Philip IV AND Carlos de Navarra as son of Philip of Evreaux who was the son of Louis of Evreaux who was the Brother of Philip IV
What a tangled web. Some sources show Juanna as Jeanne. Carlos de Navarra was Charles II of Navarra (Called Charles the BAD)
As you can see Carlos de Navarra HAS two claims to the throne as well as a little inbreeding!
Philip of Evreaux was married to Juanna II and both were given Navarra as compensation for not pressing their claims to France. We're not sure if their claims were ever legally excluded. Charles the Bad didn't think so-He made a WHOLE lot of trouble for both England and France over the matter.
Prince of Orange
The present House of Orange is descended from the ancient Prince of Orange through a complicated inheritance in 1544-1545. It seems that:
1) Jean II Prince of Chalons and Orange died leaving his property to
2) Claudia, who married in 1515 Count Henri III of Nassau-Breda. Their son,
3) Renatus (1519-1544) inherited the title about 1530, but was killed in battle in 1544, leaving no issue. The inheritance then passed to his closest living male relative,
4) William the Silent, a first cousin (Henry III of Nassau-Breda being the brother of William the Rich of Nassau-Dillemburg, the father of Willy the Silent).
William the Silent, of course, is the founder of the Dutch "royal" family.
The Nassaus, descended from one Dudo of Laurenburg, who died about 1100, had about four branches by the outbreak of the Hundred Years War..