On this date in our family history . . . the 2nd day of May . . . in the year 1302 . . . Blanche of Artois dies near Paris, France . . . the death of this former queen regent of Navarre fosters rumours that Guichard had in fact poisoned his former benefactor . . . the case, however, is closed two years later, when the main accusers, Jean de Calais and Noffo Dei, retract their former imputations . . . this Blanche is believed to be a 20th great-grandma to our Josephine (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .