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Adalbero of Laon

Adalbero of Laon  

(c.947–1030)Politically active bishop of Laon (r. 977–1030). Adalbero is notorious for betraying Charles of Lorraine, the last Carolingian claimant to the throne, whom he turned over to Hugh Capet ...
Amiens

Amiens  

Episcopal town in Picardy, c.125 km north of Paris. A Gallic settlement and later a Roman city, it was an episcopal see since at least the early 6th century. The ...
Angevin

Angevin  

Any of the Plantagenet kings of England, especially those who were also counts of Anjou (Henry II, Richard I, and John), descended from Geoffrey, Count of Anjou. The name comes via French from ...
Anjou

Anjou  

A former province of western France, on the Loire. It was an English possession from 1154, when it was inherited by Henry II as count of Anjou, until 1204, when it was lost to France by King John; it ...
apanage

apanage  

[OF, apaner; ML, appanere ‘to provide with sustenance’ [lit. ‘bread’]] The apanage was a grant from French sovereigns to younger princes who had little possibility of advancing to the throne. ...
battle of Muret

battle of Muret  

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In September 1213 Pedro II of Aragon entered southern France to defend his vassals and territories against Simon de Montfort, the leader of the Albigensian Crusade, most of whose forty-day ...
Béarn

Béarn  

Region in the Pyrenees; first mentioned as a viscountcy in the Treaty of Verdun (843), opposite the county of Bigorre (both bishoprics). The first parliament (Cour Major) appeared in 1080. ...
Bourbon

Bourbon  

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The surname of a branch of the royal family of France. The Bourbons ruled France from 1589, when Henry IV succeeded to the throne, until the monarchy was overthrown in 1848, and reached the peak of ...
Bourges

Bourges  

City located 230 km south of Paris. Bourges was the capital of the Roman province of Aquitania Prima. In 250 it became a Christian bishopric and by 506 it was ...
Brabant

Brabant  

Brabant was a territory formed from Lotharingia, in a frontier zone between East Francia and West Francia. At the end of the 9th c., in favour of weakening the emperor's ...
Burgundy

Burgundy  

A region and former duchy of east central France, centred on Dijon. Under a series of strong dukes Burgundy achieved considerable independence from imperial control in the later Middle Ages, before ...
Capetian

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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name of the dynasty ruling France 987–1328, founded by Hugh Capet (938–96), king of France 987–96.

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Royal dynasty whose members ruled *France in direct succession from the election of *Hugh Capet in 987 to the death

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World Encyclopedia

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French royal family forming the third dynasty providing France with 15 kings. It began with Hugh Capet, Duke of Francia

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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The Capetian dynasty ruled France from 987 to 1328, with remarkably few succession disputes and inter‐family rivalries throughout the

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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(987–1328)

The name of the third dynasty to reign over France comes from the cappa (cloak)

coronation

coronation  

As formal acknowledgement of a monarch's right to rule, the coronation confirms their accession and acceptance by their subjects. For early warrior kings, the principle of succession was by election ...
currency

currency  

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1 Any kind of money that is in circulation in an economy.2 Anything that functions as a medium of exchange, including coins, banknotes, cheques, bills of exchange, promissory notes. etc.3 The money ...
Dreux

Dreux  

*Town and castle; Capetian outpost. Louis VII gave the castle and lordship c.1152 to his brother Robert, whose descendants were counts of Dreux. After Philip II Augustus, Dreux lost its strategic ...
France

France  

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One of Europe's most centralized states, with a distinctive and influential cultureFrance has the largest territory in Western Europe. Around two-thirds is lowlands, chiefly to the north and west, ...

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