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LouisThe French Prince Who Invaded England$
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Catherine Hanley

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780300217452

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300217452.001.0001

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(p.178) Chapter Eight Aftermath

Catherine Hanley

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the aftermath of Louis VIII the Lion's failed quest to become king of England. When Louis and his men returned to France, there were no cheering crowds hoping for a glimpse of the English crown; no welcoming party knelt to a new king. Instead Louis and his men simply disembarked, mounted their horses and began the journey of several days which would take them back to Paris. However, there were advantages arising from his campaign and his present circumstances. Louis may not have won the English crown, but he had done enough to ensure that England would be in no position to challenge or threaten France and the French monarchy for years to come. This chapter first considers Louis's refusal of the offer to take the throne of Castile before exploring his participation in the Albigensian crusade and concluding with an account of Philip II Augustus's death on July 14, 1223.

Keywords:   death, Louis VIII the Lion, England, France, Philip II Augustus, Castile, Albigensian crusade

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