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Between andHarperCollins reissued the entire series in print and audiobookincluding the last installment The King Without a Kingdom, which had never previously been published in English.


Philip's daughter Isabella, Queen of Englandplots with the ambitious Robert of Artois to catch the wives of her three brothers— MargueriteJeanne and Blanche —in their suspected adulterous affairs. Les rois maudits own motive is to avenge himself on Les rois maudits and Blanche's mother, his great aunt Mahaut, Countess of Artoiswho he believes has stolen his rightful inheritance.

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les rois maudits Philip's younger brother Charles, Count of Valoisresents the power and influence of the common-born Guillaume de Les rois mauditsPhilip's prime councillor and keeper of the sealand Enguerrand de MarignyPhilip's Chamberlain.

Marguerite and Blanche are sentenced to life imprisonment for their crimes, and their lovers Gautier and Philippe d'Aunay are tortured and executed.

Jeanne, innocent of adultery herself but complicit in the scandal, is imprisoned indefinitely. Philip fears that Molay's curse is to blame; soon enough, he suffers a cerebral hemorrhage and collapses during a hunt, and dies days later.

Seeking to remarry and father a male heir, Louis sends Robert of Artois to compel Marguerite to sign a statement, in exchange for her freedom, that her marriage to Louis was never consummated and that her daughter Jeanne is illegitimate.

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She refuses, and Louis' plan to secure an annulment and marry the beautiful Clemence of Hungary is further stalled by the papal conclave 's failure to elect a new pope.

Marigny finds that his enemies—led by Charles, Count of Valois—are systematically excluding him from the new king's inner circle. Louis' brother, Philippe, Count de Poitiersand Valois both try to assert some influence over the les rois maudits king, Philippe for the good of the kingdom and Valois for personal gain.

Desperate for freedom, Marguerite reconsiders, but her "confession" never reaches Robert. When he returns to her prison, Marguerite is ill from her confinement—and on Valois' orders, Robert's man Lormet strangles her to les rois maudits.

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Though his initial efforts to destroy Marigny fail, Valois manages—with the help of the Lombard banker Tolomei—to assemble a barrage of criminal charges that sees Marigny executed. Les Poisons de la couronne les rois maudits edit ] English title: Her discovery of his illegitimate daughter prompts Louis to confess all of his les rois maudits to her, and he swears to do whatever penance she requires.


Louis' uncle Charles, Count of Valois, continues grasping for influence over royal affairs by trying to secure the allegiance of the new queen, his niece by his previous marriage.

Les rois maudits nephew, the young les rois maudits Guccio Baglioni, marries noblewoman Marie de Cressay in secret. With encouragement from Robert of Artois, Mahaut's vassal barons revolt against her.

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Louis is les rois maudits to intervene, and strips her of power when she refuses to submit to his arbitration. Waiting in the wings is Marguerite's brother Eudes of Burgundywho seeks les rois maudits defend the rights of Louis and Marguerite's daughter Jeanne. Philippe outmaneuvers his rivals and assumes power.

Marie de Cressay gives birth to Guccio's son in a convent, and within days Clemence gives birth to Louis' son Jean.

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With Clemence deathly ill, Hugues de Bouville and his clever wife Marguerite enlist Marie as wet nurse to the young king. The Countess Mahaut recognizes the infant Jean as the only obstacle between Philippe—who is married to her daughter Jeanne—and the Les rois maudits throne.

Fearful of Mahaut, Hugues and Marguerite switch Jean with Marie's child Giannino when the baby king is presented to the barons by the les rois maudits. Poisoned by Mahaut, the infant dies almost immediately. Without direct proof of her guilt, and unsure of Philippe's involvement, the Bouvilles are compelled to keep their les rois maudits or possibly be implicated themselves.


As Philippe secures his support and accedes the throne, the Bouvilles les rois maudits a devastated Marie to raise Jean as her own and—as a means to keep the secret—never see Guccio again. La Louve de France [ edit ] English title: His sister Isabella is still married to the English King Edward IIwhose open favour of his lover Hugh Despenser and the extended Despenser family has marginalized Isabella and incited rebellion among Edward's vassal barons.

When rebel Les rois maudits Roger Mortimer escapes imprisonment in the Tower of London and flees to France to plot against Edward, Isabella later follows on the pretext of negotiating a treaty with her brother, and joins Mortimer as his lover and co-conspirator.

A guilt-ridden Bouville finally admits the truth about the French boy king to Pope Jean, whose link to Philippe encourages him to keep the secret.