- Blanche of Burgundy
She was the daughter of
Otto IV, Count of Burgundyand Mahaut, Countess of Artois. She married Charles IV, third son of Philip IV at Corbeilon May 20, 1308.
Accusing her of
adultery, her father-in-law threw Blanche and her supposed accomplices - her sister-in-law Margaret and sister Jeanne - into the fortress of Château-Gaillardat the beginning of 1314.
She was still there in 1322 during the crowning of her husband Charles IV. The king refused to free her. Their marriage was annulled by
Pope John XXIIon May 19 1322.
Blanche saw the end of her days at
Maubuisson Abbey, near Pontoise, in April 1326.
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