Here are some one liners...
League of the Public Weal -- The nobles have united against King Louis the Prudent but the king is able to divert the energy of the League by giving them some of the things they want and then taking them back later, once the energy of the League had dissipated. (This is how many political groups seeking change or seeking a return to the old system are first satisfied and then overcome.)
The Former King is Captured -- King Edward the 4th has finally caught the former King Henry the 6th. He will be kept alive to prevent his son from inheriting the throne.