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Arthur the Scarface in Suscinio

The castle | Dachoutka / CC-BY-SA
Castle Suscinio castle

1391. Pierre de Craon, after his attempted murder on famous constable de Clisson, took shelter in Suscinio: he was protected by duke Jean IV of Brittany.

Here, also, Jeanne of Navarre, Jean IV’s wife, gave birth to Arthur III of Brittany, count of Richemont, in August 1393.

Arthur, constable of France in 1425 and duke of Brittany between 1457 and 1458, was a brave warrior who loyally served his king Charles VI.

And he was a tough guy: at the end of battle of Azincourt, the English found him completely smashed (that’s why he was nicknamed Le Balafré, «the Scarface»), but still alive under a pile of dead corpses!

Arrested and locked in England with the poet Charles d’Orléans, the young king Charles VII appointed him constable of France in 1425.

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