Partisane gebruik van die term "Boergondies" het
onstaan tydens 'n vete tussen [[Jan II, Hertog van Boergondië]] en [[Lodewyk van Valois, Hertog van Orléans]]. Laasgenoemde was die broer van Koning [[Karel VI van Frankryk|Karel VI]], eersgenoemde was sy neef. Toe geestesongesteldheid die koning se vermoë om te regeer onderbreek het, het hulle om die mag meegeding in 'n bittere dispuut. Gerugte het die rondte gedoen dat dit deels te wyte was aan 'n buiteegtelike verhouding tussen die Hertog van Orléans en die Franse koningin [[Isabeau van Beiere]]. Ondersteuners van die twee hertoë het as "Boergondiërs" en "Orleaniste," of ''[[Armagnac (party)|Armagnacs]]'' bekendgestaan.
Buiten in Boergondiese gebiede was die Hertog van Boergondië se ondersteuning veral sterk in [[Parys]], waar die slagtersgilde hom onderandere sterk ondersteun het.
The partisan terms outlasted the lives of these two men. John, Duke of Burgundy ordered the assassination of Louis, Duke of Orléans in []. Burgundian partisans at the [[University of Paris]] published a treatise justifying this as [[tyrannicide]] in the belief that the Duke of Orléans had been plotting to kill the king and usurp the throne. Leadership of his party passed nominally to his son, [[Charles, Duke of Orleans|Charles]], but in fact to the young duke's father-in-law, [[Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac]]. After Orleans's capture by the English at [[Battle of Agincourt|Agincourt]] in [] and Armagnac's murder by a Burgundian mob in Paris in [], leadership of the party devolved upon the young [[Charles VII of France|Dauphin]], who retreated to [[Bourges]].
After [], then, Burgundy controlled both Paris and the person of the king. However, the whole dispute was proving deleterious to the war effort against the English, as both sides focused more on fighting one another than on preventing the English from conquering [[Normandy]]. In [], the Duke and the Dauphin negotiated a truce to allow both sides to focus on fighting the English. However, in a further parley, the Duke was murdered by the Dauphin's supporters as revenge for the murder of Orleans twelve years before.