Skip to comments.1468: Charles de Melun, governor of Paris
Posted on 09/22/2022 7:05:56 PM PDT by CheshireTheCat
On this date in 1468, Charles de Melun (French link) was executed at Andelys by Louis XI on a trumped-up treason charge.
The execution stemmed from a civil war fought by crown against nobles struggling to preserve their feudal rights — and specifically, a 1465 battle won by the nobles’ intrepid standard-bearer Charles the Bold. Louis was grumpy at his governor of Paris for not relieving him in time, and when the wheel of courtly politics turned sufficiently, that incident supplied enough suspicion to destroy Melun.
Hear now of Melun from The History of the Bastile, and of Its Principal Captives.....
(Excerpt) Read more at executedtoday.com ...
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