|Father||Charles (V, King of France 1364 - 1380)||Mother||Joan (of Bourbon)|
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Charles (VI, King of France 1380-1422) (b.1338 - d.1422)
+Isabeau (of Bavaria) (b.1370 - d.1435) =Isabella (of France, Wife of Richard II) (b.1389 - d.1409) | +Richard (II, King of England 1377-1399) (b.1367 - d.1400) =Charles (VII, King of France 1422-1461) (b.1403 - d.1461) | +Marie (of Anjou) | =Louis (XI, King of France 1461-1483) | +Margaret (Stewart) ( - d.1445) =Catherine (of France) ( - d.1438) +Henry (V, King of England 1413-1422) (b.1387 - d.1422) | =Henry (VI, King of England 1422-1461, 1470-1471) (b.1421 - d.1471) | +Margaret (of Anjou) (b.1429 - d.1482) | =Edward (of Lancaster, Prince of Wales) (b.1453 - d.1471) +Tudor, Owen (b.1400 - d.1461) =Tudor, Edmund (Earl of Richmond) ( - d.1456) | +Beaufort, Lady Margaret (b.1443 - d.1509) | =Henry (VII, King of England 1485-1509) (b.1457 - d.1509) =Tudor, Jasper (Earl of Pembroke) (b.1431 - d.1496) =Thomas (Westminster Monk)
Charles V, King of France, died and was succeeded by his son Charles as King Charles VI, of France.
The marriage of King Richard II and the seven or eight year-old Isabella of Valois took place at Calais. Isabella was the daughter of Charles VI, King of France and Isabeau of Bavaria. Richard was near thirty years old but the marriage went ahead because it was part of a peace treaty between the English and French Kings.
King Henry attempted to build an alliance with John, the Duke of Burgundy who was involved in a power struggle with the Armagnacs for control of France. John was acting as regent due to the poor mental health of the French king, Charles VI. Henry sent an embassy to Paris to discuss terms.
France was in the midst of a civil war between the Burgundians and the Armagnacs. Charles VI, the king of France, had joined the Armagnacs. Henry came in on the side of the Burgundians and saw the opportunity to reclaim lost lands in France. Henry's plan was to invade France but he needed a good reason. He gave the French king a list of demands including the French throne, the restoration of the Angevin empire and the hand of the king's daughter in marriage. If the demands could not be met Henry could go to war.
In the Treaty of Troyes King Charles VI of France agreed that after his death King Henry V of England and his heirs would become the rulers of France. It was also agreed that the French king's daughter, Catherine of Valois would marry Henry.
The marriage of King Henry V and Catherine, the daughter of Charles VI king of France, took place and sealed the Treaty of Troyes.
Charles VI of France died and was buried in the Saint Denis Basilica. Henry VI of England was proclaimed king of France and John Duke of Bedford was appointed regent.