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People/Characters: Charles of Anjou, King of Naples

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A Concise History of Italy by Christopher Duggan
Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe by Nancy Goldstone
The Sicilian Vespers: A History of the Mediterranean World in the Later Thirteenth Century by Steven Runciman

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Charles, count of Anjou (1226–1285), younger brother of King Louis IX of France, was King of Naples and Sicily as Charles I by conquest and papal grant. In 1282, the uprising against his rule known as the Sicilian Vespers ousted him from Sicily and he was forced to withdraw to his possessions on the mainland.

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