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Secret desire," 517, A moins que Charles d'Orleans n'ait precisement fete son Jubile" (193). Although the duke plays on various details of his own experience in his poetry (both French and English), he gives no warrant for reading his poems as straightforward autobiography quite the reverse, as the Burgundy poems attest. 88 Sometime after 1453, his personal secretary, Antonio Astesano, translated Charles's French poetry into Latin (Bibl. Grenoble MS. 873), likewise leaving space above each roundel.

42 Jacques Charpier suggests that if he had lived a century later he would have been a humanist, but "il est pour son temps un 'intellectuel' aussi complet qu'on pouvait l'etre" (64). 43 Champion, Vie, 654. INTRODUCTION 1 9 poet from his persona, the foolish and ineffectual but devoted lover. " His reputation in his lifetime as "le plus grand des amoureux" was based, not on notorious sexual exploits, nor yet on state of continuous love-longing, but on his poetry and speech as a a highly refined form of luf-talking, a discourse that displayed at once his and refinement, nobility stuff of everyday his skill as a poet, into elegant verse.

Cornwall's house in London repeatedly during 1430 1431 Henry VI is crowned king of France in the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris on 16 December. On 29 May, Joan of Arc is burned at the stake. 1432 Charles's daughter Jeanne dies at the age of twenty-three; Charles's 59 second wife, Bonne, dies at some point between 1430 and 1435. Suffolk requests custody of Charles on 21 July. 17 June, London December, Dorrington (Lines) 1433 Charles moves to Wingfield (Suffolk), in the custody of the earl of Suffolk (and his wife Alice Chaucer).

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