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Jeanne d'Albret

(1528–72), Queen of Navarre, was the daughter of Henri II d'Albret, king of Navarre, and Marguerite d'Angoulême, sister of King Francis I. She married Antoine de Bourbon, who ...

House of Navarre

House of Navarre  

While there never was a “House of Navarre,” the ambitions that swirled around the little kingdom at the western end of the Pyrenees provide a focus for the coalescence of ...


An autonomous region of northern Spain, on the border with France; capital, Pamplona. It represents the southern part of the former kingdom of Navarre, which was conquered by Ferdinand in 1512 and ...
France, Republic of

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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...elsewhere, notably in the central regions of France. At Felletin, near Aubusson in the province of La Marche, tapestries were being produced from the end of the 15th century at the latest, as many tapestries from this area appear in the inventory of the estate of Charlotte dAlbret, Duchesse de Valentinois, made after her death in 1514 . In the absence of sources, with a few exceptions, it is perhaps best to consider design and weaving separately, in order to characterize the diversity of French tapestry at the end of the Middle Ages. The artists who designed...