Charles of Orléans (Charles of Valois, Orleans)
lived 1394 - 1464
Charles was part of the French royal family and author of over five hundred extant poems. He was born in 1394 and became the Duke of Orléans at age fourteen when his father was murdered. While fighting in the Hundred Year War, Charles was captured at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. His captivity in England lasted twenty-four years during which time he wrote most of his poetry. In 1440, he returned to Orléans and died at Ambroise in 1465. TLM
OMSB Records by Charles of Orléans
- Steele, Robert, ed.; Day, Mabel, ed., The English poems of Charles of Orléans (Early English Text Society Original Series 215, 220, 1941-1946 [Rpt. 1970).
- Guichard, J. Marie, ed., Poésies de Charles d'Orléans (Paris: Gosselin, 1842).
- Mooney, Linne R., ed.; Arn, Mary-Jo, ed., The Kingis Quair and Other Prison Poems (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications (TEAMS Middle English Texts), 2005).
- , A Farewell to Love (Wikisource, The Free Library, 2008).