The Marmousets were a political grouping in France. The individuals who were allied in this group were men who had served in the governments of Charles V. Upon his death, the government had become dominated by the young King Charles VIs uncles, removing the Marmouset grouping from their positions of power. They had, however, great wealth and influence and continued to make attempts to influence French policy and Ducal affairs.  In 1388 Charles VI assumed personal rule, and recalled the Marmouset ministers to their former positions of state. This lasted until shortly after Charles’ first bout of apparent insanity, in 1392.


Jstor – Who were the Marmousets?

DeGruyter – From Marmousets to Orleanists

Google Books – Oliver Clisson and Political Society under Charles V and…


Brittanica – The Marmouset’s under Charles VI

Brittanica – Oliver Clisson

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Tomb of Oliver Clisson, one of the Marmouset advisors to Charles VI. Source, wikimedia commons.

Dan Moorhouse

Dan Moorhouse graduated in History and Politics and has since undertaken postgraduate studies in Medieval History and Education. Dan is a member of the Royal Historical Society and has previously been a member of the Historical Association’s Secondary Education Committee. Dan’s early publishing was in the Secondary School History Education field. This included co-authoring the Becta Award shortlisted Dynamic Learning: Medicine Through Time series for Hodder Murray and contributing to the Bafta Award winning Smallpox Through Time documentary series by A former teacher, Dan now concentrates on research and writing, predominantly in Medieval English history. Books by Dan Moorhouse On this day in the Wars of the Roses On this day in the Hundred Years War

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