Charles II of Navarre
Besides the Pyrenees Kingdom of Navarre, he had extensive properties in Normandy and around, as inheritance from his father Count Philip of Evreux, and as compensations agreed to his mother, Queen Joan II of Navarre in exchange of her rights to the throne of France and her inherited rights to fiefs of Brie and Champagne. Thus, in Northern France, Charles possessed Evreux, Mortain, parts of Vexin, and a portion of Cotentin.
He hoped for a long time a restoration of their rights to the crown of France (as son of the daughter of King Louis X) – his mother had renounced those rights 1328 by a treaty with Philip VI in order to obtain Navarre and those concessions in Normandy.
He was implicated in the assassination (January 8, 1354) of the constable of France, Charles d'Espagne (Charles de La Cerda). King John attacked thus Evreux and Navarre, but after alliance with the Black Prince, the Treaty of Mantes returned the peace, Charles enlarging his possessions. During certain stages of the Hundred Years' War, he was allied with the English. He was one of the nobles involved in the repression of the Jacquerie.
In 1361, after the premature death of his second cousin, Duke Philip I of Burgundy, Charles claimed on basis of primogeniture to inherit the duchy of Burgundy. He was grandson of Margaret of Burgundy, eldest daughter of Duke Robert II of Burgundy (d 1306). However, the duchy was taken by king John II of France, son of Joan of Burgundy, second daughter of duke Robert II, on basis of his being nearest heir in degree of proximity.
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