Charles VI came to the throne aged 11 and remained under the control of his uncles until late in 1388, during which time the senior members of the royal familial community grew more accustomed to the powers (and dependent upon the resources) acquired under Charles V. The end of the king’s tutelage was followed by three and a half years of personal rule under the influence of the Marmousets, led by Olivier V of Clisson, Bureau of La Rivière and Jean Le Mercier, and supported by members of that north-western military aristocracy which had played such a key role under Charles V. Under the new king, the Marmousets pursued policies which had been effective in the 1370s, notably the avoidance of open battle with the English and the preservation of the king’s domaine and financial reserves.
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