Thus, a work which Robert Bruce dedicated his entire life and who gave all his strength, was brought to an end. The news of this success caught the king already seriously ill. During the wanderings of his health frustrated to the same youth he suffered from leprosy. Last year, the peace of his tumultuous reign of Robert lived in a completely relaxed in his palace in Cardross. Charles V WISE Dauphin Charles, son of the famous knight of King John II, the Good, seemed the complete opposite of his father. He was thin, pale, slabosilen; I had a long face and sunken cheeks. Mind unego was a serious and deliberate, hostile to all chimeras. He was constantly accused of a lack of courage, because he never wanted to participate in battles, and if they appear at random on the battlefield, it showed no knightly qualities. So, in 1356, Carl was alongside his father at the Battle of Poitiers, but hastily left it at the first sign of defeat. John then captured, and from now on the shoulders of nineteen Dauphin lay all public concerns. From the first steps he faced with enormous difficulties: the army was defeated, the treasury is empty, the country ravaged by the Hundred Years War infinite. Although Charles was able to conclude a truce for two years, he did not see the possibility to get out of trouble without the help of the States-General. Soon after the defeat, 16 October, brought together representatives of the Dauphin classes in hopes of getting money from them to pay a ransom for the king and to cover military expenses. But the US, led by Etienne Marcel Paris clothiers and Lansky Bishop Robert le Kock, did not agree to give the money to the king without further political concessions. Alarmed Dauphin dismissed deputies. However, hopelessness position forced him to apply for the next year to the same resort. The representatives of the estates gathered at the beginning of February 1357, adjusted even more aggressively than before. Marcel urged Parisians to take up arms; artisans left their work and vigorously supported the deputies. March 3 States have submitted their requirements in the form of so-called Great Ordinance. They announced the introduction of the tax on the income of the clergy and nobility, and other tax - to urban and rural populations, but it is required for numerous concessions, greatly limiting the power of the Dauphin.