history of king charles vi

15th-century miniature showing Queen’s Isabeau’s 1435 funeral cortege on the Seine, from the chronicle of Martial d'Auvergne
Isabeau of Bavaria (also Elisabeth of Bavaria-Ingolstadt; c. 1370 – 24 September 1435) was Queen of France as the wife of King Charles VI, whom she married in 1385. She was born into the old and prestigious House of Wittelsbach, the eldest daughter of Duke Stephen III of Bavaria-Ingolstadt and Taddea Visconti of Milan. Isabeau was sent to France when she was around 15 or 16, on approval to the young French king who liked her enough to marry her three days after meeting her.

anonymous asked:

Who is the biggest goofball in the history of France?

King Charles VI of France.  He suffered from a mental illness, most likely due to inbreeding, something common in European monarchy.  He thought that he was made glass so he would wear padded clothing so that he didn’t shatter.  He ran around his palace terrifying servants.  Once he led an entire army on a fruitless manhunt for a traitor all over France, in the end he ended up attacking his own guards.  He would disappear for long periods of time, in one incident he was found hiding in a tree. 

There’s a lot more on him, here is his wiki page.