View Full Version : WI Jean I of France didnt die in 1316?

November 17th, 2007, 05:55 PM
In 15 November 1316 Clemence d' Anjou Queen Dowager of France widow of King Louis X gave birth to his posthumus son Jean I... who was immediately proclaimed King under the regency of his uncle Philippe Capet Count of Poitou...
However Jean I lived only for 5 days (died on 20 November 1316) and regent Philippe succeded him as King Philippe V...
WI Jean I had lived longer? Who would he marry? How is his survival affecting English-French relations?

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November 19th, 2007, 06:10 PM
I still think that English-French relations would not have been good. The main reason is dispute over Gascony, the remaining English portion of Aquitaine. There were also economic reasons such as the Flemish dependance on English wool. With Jean surviving, it makes it more difficult for Edward III or his successors to claim the French throne.

November 19th, 2007, 07:57 PM
Well Edward can still cause troubles by supporting his claim against Jean I... Maybe Edward III could marry his sister Eleanor to Jean around 1330 in order to consolidate his grasp over France...