When a costume malfunction almost killed the King of France.
In medieval Europe, the fates of empires waxed and waned with the quality of a ruler. Courts were filled with intrigue, and every event had religious and political significance. Then, one day, Charles VI the King of France, nearly caught fire at a royal ball. What happened next at the 1393 Ball of the Burning Men is history that deserves to be remembered.
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