Re: [Authentic_SCA] Probably more than you needed to know about Brittany...
- "Amy L. Hornburg Heilveil" wrote:
> The 'when he can't weasel out of it' parts being key here. See, I doWell, yes, Despina darling, but that applies to most nobles... My point
> know a little about the world outside of my pretty little valley.
still holds. Brittany was part of France. The fact that it was a large
part of France, and the Duke a powerful vassal, merely gives him more
weasel room... In the end he's a vassal of the King, and if the King
puts his foot down he's bound to answer. Anything else is rebellion.
> ps, if Louis XII had gotten a child with Mary Tudor, Brittany actuallyOK, so it would have become *two* appanages..... :-D
> would have been split between Claude and her sister, Renee. Francis
> would have only gotten half. But when you are King.....
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- --- "Amy L. Hornburg Heilveil" <aheilvei@...>
>It works. Ever try to bathe a ferret? Squirmy little
> >and the Duke a powerful vassal, merely gives him
> more weasel room...
> and I read this as
> and the Duke, a powerful weasel.......
things. Strong jaws too.
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- Steven Proctor wrote:
> OK, I think the problem here is with the definition of 'part ofWhat did the contract say? If he became a vassal to the king of by being
> When the Duke of Brittany in 11mumblemumble (Duke Arthur, as I recall)
> accepts the position of Peer of the Realm he essentially becomes a
> vassal of the King of France, thereby making Brittany part of France,
> the same way that Burgundy or Orleans is.
given fiefs that were not in Brittany or were not all of Brittany, hdet hde
status of Brittany was not affected. Your saying that the Duke surrendered
Brittany and recieved it back as a fief. Is this what happened? The actual
fief that was granted to the Duke in exchange for his service is all