To everyone: sorry for the lateness of this chapter. As explained above, some rather unfortunate events occurred (namely my browser crashing twice after getting 2/3rds of the way through the original sized update) that stalled me to the point where I thought that a bit of a shortened chapter with a cliffhanger would be better than risking a third browser crash. I had originally wanted to take this update to 1458, but I settled for 1455. Writing the same update three times can make you just want to stop early and call it good enough
At any rate, sorry if this feels a little cheap. I'll try to make sure that browser troubles aren't an issue in the future. In the meantime, enjoy the update of France's non-war functions and the biggest world event to happen outside of France thus far (for those of you wondering, yes, the Ottoman Empire's troubles have only just begun).