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Catherine D’Alençon

Fille de Valois-Alençon

La Fraiché Feu

Daughter of Pierre D’Alençon, and by thus the granddaughter of the dynasty-founder Charles de Valois, brother to King Philippe Le Bel. She has the fleur-de-lys on paternal side.

She married into the Évreux-family. Her husband is the Navarrese Infant Pierre D’Évreux, who holds titles and lands in France and is the elongated arms of his brother, Charles III of Navarre. After the death of her husband she was forced to remarry to the brother of the Queen, but she refused. she took instead Louis of Bavaria Bernard D’Armagnac for her lover. She persisted in Paris when the Burgundian-Armagnac civil war rampaged.

Due to his virtuous, shy, moderate, devoted and astute behaviour Catherine was nicknamed as "The Cold Fire". She was in touch with the most famous astrologers and alchemists of her century, and was a very literate woman. The hard times made her sarcastic and malicious. Catherine was very good at knowledge of character and correctly judged the people.

Catherine was educated and influenced by the Infanta Blanche de Navarre, who made the Countess to her heiress Catherine’s loyalty goes to her family, to the Évreux-Clan but she serves also the interests of France during the War. She often plays political role as mediator. People fear and respect her.



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