In this article I reexamine the surviving evidence concerning the children of Charles of La Marche, king of France from 1322 to 1328, and his first wife, Blanche of Artois and Burgundy. Some (but not all) of the documentation that has been cited demonstrates that the couple had a son Philippe, who died before the end of March 1324 and whose burial place is unknown, and a daughter Jeanne, who I propose died on 18 May 1320, and who was buried at Maubuisson. In addition to Philippe and Jeanne, I argue that two children who were buried at Pont-aux-Dames in Crécy-en-Brie, whom Charles fathered before becoming king, were probably Blanche’s as well, although they may possibly have been illegitimate. I also suggest that the son Philippe may perhaps have been born to Blanche after she was imprisoned in Château-Gaillard in April 1314 as a suspected adulteress.
Brown, Elizabeth A. R.
"The Children of Charles of La Marche and Blanche of Artois and Burgundy,"
Medieval People: Vol. 34:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/medpros/vol34/iss1/6