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The Charters of Duchess Constance of Brittany and Her Family, 1171-1221 by Michael (Eds.) Judith; Jones Everard
Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir
King John by William Shakespeare
The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones
The Prince of Darkness by Jean Plaidy

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Arthur, duke of Brittany (1187–1203?) was the posthumous son of Geoffrey Plantagenet and Constance, Duchess of Brittany. His uncle, the childless King Richard I of England, named Arthur his heir in 1191. However, after Richard's death, his brother John took the throne. Arthur was captured in France by the forces of King John and mysteriously disappeared. Shakespeare wrote some of his most emotional speeches for young Arthur in captivity.

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