CHAPTER XI. - THE DEATHS OF THE QUEENS OF FRANCE AND OF NAVARRE, AND THE RENEWAL OF THE FEUDS
BETWEEN THEIR TWO HUSBANDS.
THIS year, in the month of February, the queen of France died, and, as the physician
said, by her own fault. She was with child of the lady Catherine, who was afterwards
duchess of Berry. The queen, as I have before said, was not very far advanced in her
pregnancy; but the doctors had forbidden her bathing, as being full of danger: however
she would persist, and continued using baths, which brought on a mortal disorder. King
Charles of France never married again. Soon after the death of the queen of France, the
queen of Navarre died also. She was sister-german to the king of France. Upon death
disputes arose among the lawyers of the county of Evreux in Normandy: they said, that
that county was, by rightful succession from the mother, devolved to the children of the
king of Navarre, who were separated from him, under age, and in the guardianship of king
Charles their uncle.