Poitou

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traditional military

-Mignon , Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, the son of a baker. He was born into the lowest levels of European society. The orphaned son of a prison convict, uneducated, frail, and thin, he was the antithesis of the traditional military commander adventurer. The reading of ''Robinson Crusoe'' kindled in him a love of travel and adventure, and at the age of sixteen he made a voyage to Senegal whence he went to Guadeloupe. Returning to Senegal in 1818 he made a journey to Bondu to carry


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father, Simon was a soldier as well as a capable administrator. His dispute with King Henry came about due to the latter's determination to ignore the swelling discontent within the country, caused by a combination of factors, including famine and a sense among the English Barons that King Henry was too quick to dispense favour to his Poitevin (Poitiers) relatives and Savoyard in-laws. During most of the Early Middle Ages, the town of Poitiers took advantage of its defensive site


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. Most of the old province of Poitou is inside the Poitou-Charentes region. *a part of Perche: is within the northeast of Sarthe department. The rest of Perche is inside the Basse-Normandie and Centre (Centre (France)) regions. The West of France comprises the Pays de Nantes, the provinces of Vendée, Anjou and Maine, and the Poitou-Charentes region. Traditions of ballad-singing, dance-songs and fiddle-playing have survived, predominantly in Poitou


life history

He died in 1369 at Fontenay-le-Comte, where he had gone to reside, and was buried at Poitiers. Michael Jones, ‘Audley, Sir James (c.1318–1369)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Oct 2005 accessed 1 March 2009 A curious shield of the revolt seems to bear a sort of official use of owls (also the emblem of Minerva) in representing the Chouannerie. It bore the arms of France, ''right'', Three fleurs de lys. ref


singing dance

. Most of the old province of Poitou is inside the Poitou-Charentes region. *a part of Perche: is within the northeast of Sarthe department. The rest of Perche is inside the Basse-Normandie and Centre (Centre (France)) regions. The West of France comprises the Pays de Nantes, the provinces of Vendée, Anjou and Maine, and the Poitou-Charentes region. Traditions of ballad-singing, dance-songs and fiddle-playing have survived, predominantly in Poitou


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237 John grew up to be around 5 ft 5 in (1.68 m) tall, relatively short, with a "powerful, barrel-chested body" and dark red hair; he looked to contemporaries like an inhabitant of Poitou. McLynn, pp.27, 77. John enjoyed reading and, unusually for the period, built up a travelling library of books. Warren, p.140. He enjoyed gambling, in particular at backgammon, and was an enthusiastic hunter, even by medieval standards. ref>


powerful family

Genealogical database publisher Gene Web url http: roglo.eu roglo?lang en;p philippe;n de+la+clyte+de+commines accessdate 2009-03-27 Despite later reverses in the family's fortunes, on 13 August 1504 their only child, Jeanne de Commines (d.1513), made a splendid marriage to the heir of Brittany's most powerful family, René de Brosse comte de Penthièvre (Count of Penthièvre) (d.1524).

fortunes, on 13 August 1504 their only child, Jeanne de Commines (d.1513), made a splendid marriage to the heir of Brittany's most powerful family, René de Brosse comte de Penthièvre (Count of Penthièvre) (d.1524). Through her descendants, Commines would become


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and Louis XIV had encountered stiff resistance, the House of Bourbon gained loyal and militant supporters exactly when it had been overthrown and when a Bourbon loyalty came to imply a local loyalty in opposition to the new central government, that of Robespierre." Andre Lampert, "Centralism and Localism in European History" (cited as an example of "A Persistant sic? Localism" in the Introduction) In fiction * Large parts


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, and remarked in ''Catholic Encyclopedia'', ''s.v.'' "Louis XIV: Louis XIV and Protestants"; Musée virtuel du protestantisme français" les draghonnades. thumb right 125px Coat of Arms of William de Valence before he became Earl of Pembroke (Image:Blason Guillaume de Valence.svg) The French conquest of Poitou in 1246 created great difficulties for William's family, and so


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of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, a strong Counter-Reformation effort was made by the French Roman Catholic Church; in 1793, this was partially responsible for the three-year-long open revolt against the French Revolutionary Government in the Bas-Poitou (Département of Vendée). Indeed during Napoleon’s Hundred Days in 1815, the Vendée stayed loyal to the Restoration Monarchy of King Louis XVIII (Louis XVIII of France) and Napoleon dispatched 10,000 troops under General

Poitou

'''Poitou''' ( ) was a province (Provinces of France) of west-central France whose capital city was Poitiers.

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