Charles of Blois

Charles of Blois

(Charles of Châtillon) (blwä, shätēyôN`), c.1319–1364, duke of Brittany; nephew of Philip VI of France. He was one of the chief participants in the War of the Breton SuccessionBreton Succession, War of the,
1341–65, an important episode of the Hundred Years War. Duke John III of Brittany died in 1341 without heirs. The succession was contested by his half-brother, John de Montfort, who was backed by Edward III of England, and by Charles of
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 and was killed at the battle of Auray. An extremely pious man, he has been beatified.
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The blessed hour of sight, as she hath named it, has come but twice since I have known her, and I can vouch for it that all that she hath told me was true, for on the evening of the Battle of Auray she said that the morrow would be an ill day for me and for Charles of Blois.
The most persuasive section of Goodich's book concerns the revival of the cult of Martial of Limoges and the emergence of the cult of Charles of Blois.