Battle Royale: French Monarchs

44 - Charles IV (ft. Isabella the She-Wolf)

March 20, 2023 Ben Clarke and Eliza Sommers Season 1 Episode 44
Battle Royale: French Monarchs
44 - Charles IV (ft. Isabella the She-Wolf)
Show Notes

In 1325, the Queen of England returns to her native France, and this time the She-Wolf is out for blood...

Oh, and Charles IV is also here! Will the runt of the Capetian litter be able to break the Curse of the Templars? Well, the short answer is a big fat NOPE. With the Hundred Years' War and the Black Death right around the corner, the omens are looking ominous.

The Golden Century of St Louis is at an end, and France is about to plunge into an era of true calamity. But hey, at least we're friends with Scotland now.

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CATEGORIES

Ben and Eliza each give a score out of 10 for the first 4 categories. The 5th is determined by maths! The result is a total score out of 100.

  1. Enchanté: The shallow, first-impressions round: How fabulous and iconic an image have they passed down to us?
  2. En Garde: (A.K.A. “Selfish Wins”) How well did they gain and increase their personal power, either through scheming, statesmanship or good old fashion battles?
  3. Voulez-Vous: (A.K.A. “Selfless Wins”) How much would we want to live under their regime? How well did they better the world around them through law reforms and cultural projects?
  4. Ouh-Là-Là: How pearl-clutchingly scandalous were the events of their life, both in their time and down through the ages? How mad, bad and dangerous were they to know?
  5. La Vie en Throne: How many years did they reign, and how many of their children survived them?

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