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On May 16th,1770 the futire Louis XVI married Archduchess Marie Antoinette of Austria at the Palace of Versailles.

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Royal Anniversary-May 30th,1574 -Death of Charles IX of France


Second surviving son of Henri II and Catherine de Médicis.


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A book about François II of France has been published. It is called "Mon roi d'un an" (English: My King a year) and is written by François Mestre. The book focuses on François's one year reign and the life in the Royal Courts at the time:

Livre «*Mon roi d’un an*» | Noblesse & Royautés
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The Charles who thought he was made of glass was "mad" in other ways. It is written in records that he killed some of his men in a fit of rage, not even knowing what he was doing, and then was very sorry. He and his wife were among the highly inbred royals, and the Valois line, in my estimation, harbored a rare genetic disease. His daughter Katherine of Valois married Henry V, and had a son by Henry who was not fit to rule, from what I have read. Katherine married Owen Tudor and the children of that marriage became the Tudor monarchy, and the Tudor line contributed to the genetic defect which probably made Mary Queen of Scots ill. I have recently read more information on Mary's illnesses, which are rarely discussed, but she had them. Her son James VI/I carried on with the defect, one of the most observed royals from a medical point of view. And so...onward....the defect may have been pretty well bred out by now, I should add, because of less frequent close inbreeding, and sheer "luck" or grace in the genetic roulette.
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Revealing the Face of Marie Antoinette

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Henri, the Count of Chambord (Henri V) had the name of Dieudonne as one of his middle names. Dieudonne means "God-given". Henri's ancestor, Louis XIV was referred to as Louis-Dieudonne.
The Prayer Book of Claude de France is a tiny, jewel-like manuscript that was made for Claude (1499-1522) around 1517.
1517 is the year she was crowned Queen of France.
The Prayer Book has 132 scenes from the lives of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and numerous saints.
Toward the end of his reign, King Louis XV founded departments in physics and mechanics at the College de France.
King Henri II placed so much trust in his maitresse de titre, Diane de Potiers, that they generated and signed government documents.
King Henri would begin a letter.
Diane might finish it. At the bottom, the signature would read HenriDiane.
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Louis XVI was executed on this day 1793

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Execution_of_Louis_XVI



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Charles the Fat and the Viking Great Army: The Military Explanation for the End of the Carolingian Empire

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Elisabeth of Austria,queen of Charles IX of France

Tea at Trianon: Elizabeth of Austria, Queen of France
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Elisabeth of Austria,queen of Charles IX of France

Tea at Trianon: Elizabeth of Austria, Queen of France
It was interesting to learn that Elisabeth's older sister Anna may have been the Queen Consort of Charles IX.
However Anna was chosen as the new wife of King Philip II of Spain.
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As queen consort,Elisabeth was more or less sidelined at the French Court by her mother in law,Catherine de Médicis.Charles IX & Elisabeth had only one surviving child a daughter,Marie Elisabeth de Valois who died in 1578.



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In Emperors, Kings & Queens, Sonya Newland wrote:

The first French king of the Bourbon house, Henry IV endeared himself to his subjects by exercising a domestic restraint and concern for his people that was a welcome contrast to the selfish extravagance of the Valois monarchs who had preceded him.


Just before his demise in 1137, William X, Duke of Aquitaine, appointed King Louis VI guardian of his daughter and heiress, Eleanor.
William expressed his wish for Eleanor to marry Louis's son.
The prospects of adding Aquitaine to his son's domains made Louis VI so elated that he could hardly speak.
Pope Julius II had been opposed to France since Louis XII had ordered a General Council of the Church in 1511 in direct opposition to the Pope.
Julius II denied Louis XII's title of Most Christian King.
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3D forensic facial reconstruction of King Henri IV of France/III of Navarre

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The Kingdom of France in 1180,from the map the Royal Domain in blue were quite small and centered around Paris.The Duché d'Aquitaine would greatly have increased the territory controlled by the French King!

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Catherine de Medici: she loved her husband (they both were 14 when they were married!!) Henri II, but he was in love with the beautiful Diane de Poitiers, who was 19 years his senior.

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Diane ... a legend in French history...... alas her tomb and remains were destroyed by revolutionary mobs in the 1790s
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Catherine de Medici: she loved her husband (they both were 14 when they were married!!) Henri II, but he was in love with the beautiful Diane de Poitiers, who was 19 years his senior.

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Diane ... a legend in French history...... alas her tomb and remains were destroyed by revolutionary mobs in the 1790s
Diane's remains were rediscovered in 2008 and re interred at the chapel at Anet in 2010!

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Henri & Catherine's remains were not as fortunate.
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It was interesting to learn that Elisabeth's older sister Anna may have been the Queen Consort of Charles IX.
However Anna was chosen as the new wife of King Philip II of Spain.
Catherine de Médicis had wanted Philip II to marry her youngest daughter Marguerite de Valois,but he married Anna of Austria in 1570.
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Little wonder,by 1511 the French King Louis XII occupied large parts of Italy under the command of his nephew,Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours.

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In 1680 Louis XIV began to refer to himself as "Louis the Great" on his own coins.
In Emperors, Kings & Queens, Sonya Newland wrote:

By patience and caution Louis XVIII gradually restored France's position as a great power, but was unable to dampen the better internal antagonisms resulting from years of revolution.
King Philippe II continued the construction of Notre-Dame de Paris and had the first Louvre built.
He had the main Parisian streets paved and he had the city of Paris walled.
At Lyon, on October 8, 1548, Henri II granted Diane de Poitiers the title of Duchesse de Valentinois.
This elevation placed her on a par with princes of the blood, because in France, dukedoms were reserved for members of the blood royal.
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I read on Noblesse & Royautes that it was in fact Queen Marie Leszczynska, the wife of King Louis XV, who introduced the idea of the Christmas Tree. She bought a tree to Versailles in 1738, and later in 1837, the Duchess of Orléans, Hélène of Mecklenburg, decorated a tree at the Tuileries. The Christmas Tree soon became popular and after 1870, it became widespread in France.

I found this fascinating as I originally thought that it was Prince Albert who had 'invented' the idea of the Christmas Tree in Victorian Britain. I had no idea that it was actually thought of earlier at the court of Versailles.

Here is a portrait of Queen Marie Leszczynska. It looks like she is holding mistletoe.
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