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Ruined by the Hundred Years’ War
In 1337 began a war against England that would last 100 years. In the early years of the conflict, Royaumont was preserved, however feudal sovereignty fell to Charles the Bad, King of Navarre, who was allied with the English. The latter sent English and Navarrese troops to extort the abbey, threatening to have it razed to the ground. The monks had to give in and pay. At the beginning of the 15th century, the Cistercian Order considered Royaumont Abbey to be ruined. The buildings were still standing but the land was no longer profitable. In 1473, a fire spread through the roof of the abbey church. It was not until the beginning of the 16th century that it was repaired.
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