Written by: Hella Haasse
Submitted By: Caroline Cartier
By renown Dutch author Hella Haasse this 1949 novel reflects the 100 Years War from the French perspective through the eyes of one of France’s best-loved medieval poets, Charles d’Orleans, who at 21 was captured at Agincourt and his ransom was such that he spent 24 years in captivity in England. Elgar and Debussy have set his poems to music. Nephew, cousin, 2nd cousin of French kings and finally father of Louis XII he led a long eventful life.