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The Murder of Charles the Good

Looking for a medieval chronicle that is a page-turning read? The 12th century account known as The Murder of Charles the Good is an action-packed tale of assassination, revenge and war. Danièle is joined by Peter Konieczny to talk about this riveting text.

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You can read some excerpts from the account on De Re Militari

There are two translations of this account – the first was done by James Bruce Ross in 1953. The more recent translation is by Jeff Rider and is known as The Murder, Betrayal, and Slaughter of the Glorious Charles, Count of Flanders.

See also the issue of Medieval Warfare magazine focusing on this topic.

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Top Image: BnF MS Français 2813, fol. 206v