28 January, 1393: the young French King Charles VI, suffering from a bout of madness, demands that his courtiers dress as shaggy-haired “wild men” and dance in a “diabolical frenzy” while holding flaming torches. Their resin-soaked suits catch fire before a horrified court, killing four of the highest noblemen in France. Charles VI was revealed to be one of the wild men.
King Charles believed that he was made of glass and often ran “howling like a wolf down the corridors of the royal palaces.”

28 January, 1393: the young French King Charles VI, suffering from a bout of madness, demands that his courtiers dress as shaggy-haired “wild men” and dance in a “diabolical frenzy” while holding flaming torches. Their resin-soaked suits catch fire before a horrified court, killing four of the highest noblemen in France. Charles VI was revealed to be one of the wild men.

King Charles believed that he was made of glass and often ran “howling like a wolf down the corridors of the royal palaces.”

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