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Louis VIII

(1187–1226) King of France (1223–1226), son of Philip Augustus and Isabelle of Hainaut; he married Blanche of Castile in May 1200. Associated in the government, though not ...

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... VIII ( 1187–1226 ) King of France ( 1223–26 ). He invaded England ( 1216 ) at the invitation of barons opposing King John but was defeated at Lincoln ( 1217 ) and returned to France. Louis successfully concluded the crusade against the heretical Albigenses in s ...

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...and prepared the extension of the royal domain in the Midi by a new crusade. He died there in November 1226 . C. Petit-Dutaillis , Étude sur la vie et le règne de Louis VIII (1187-1226) , Paris, 1894. E. M. Hallam , Capetian France 987-1328 , London, 1980, 135-6. J. Baldwin , The Government of Philip Augustus , Berkeley, 1986. G. Sivery , Louis VIII, le Lion , Paris, 1995. Alain...

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... VIII ( 1187–1226 ), King of France, crowned in 1223 . Louis was a colorful military monarch, especially in contrast to his rather gray predecessors, Louis VII and Philip II (his father), in contrast with whom he appears positively as a chivalrous knight with a natural inclination for, and enjoyment of, the martial life. His tenacity, energy, and bravery earned him the soubriquet of “the Lion.” He was instrumental in his father’s great victory at Bouvines in 1214 : by leading his half of the French army to defeat the larger forces of King John of...

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...Louis VIII ( 1187–1226 ) King of France ( 1223–6 ) . Son of Philip II, he was invited to become king of England in 1216 by the barons opposed to King John. He was proclaimed king in London, but was defeated at Lincoln ( 1217 ) and returned to France. As king of France, he conquered Poitou ( 1224–5 ) and resumed the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathar heretics, thereby increasing his authority over the lords of southern France. Matthew Kilburn...

Louis VIII

Louis VIII  

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(1187–1226)King of France (1223–1226), son of Philip Augustus and Isabelle of Hainaut; he married Blanche of Castile in May 1200. Associated in the government, though not consecrated in his ...
22 The History of the Book in France

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...type, ranging from current news to practical handbooks; many have not survived. Naturally, the political powers viewed the invention of printing with movable type with interest and encouraged it. There are signs that Heynlin was protected by Louis XI (r. 1461–83 ); the Italian campaigns of his son Charles VIII in 1495–8 (their spoils leading to the establishment of royal MS collections in Amboise) spurred the spread of humanism in France. 4 The 16 th century Paris, with 25,000 titles, and Lyons, with 15,000, continued to dominate French printing in...

5 The European Medieval Book

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...by Louis IX , Leiden, Bibliotheek der Rijksuniversiteit, MS. lat. 76A), Ingeborg of Denmark , wife of Philippe Auguste ( c .1195 , Chantilly, Musée Condé, ms. 9), and Blanche of Castile , wife of Louis VIII ( c .1200 , Paris, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal , ms. 1186). These are illuminated MSS of extraordinary splendour, filled with dozens of full-page pictures, and they must have been phenomenally expensive to make. They are eclipsed, however, by even more extravagant copies of the Bible moralisée , of which four principal sets were made for Louis IX ...

Blanche of Castile

Blanche of Castile  

(1188–1252)Wife of King Louis VIII of France. Daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England, she married Louis in 1200. She supported him on his expedition to ...
Philippe de Commines

Philippe de Commines  

(c. 1447–1511)French historian. Born in Flanders, the son of a noble Burgundian commander, he was raised at the Burgundian court, joined Louis XI of France in 1472, and was later disgraced for ...
Louis XII

Louis XII  

(1482–1515),King of France, the son of Charles d'Orléans. In 1476 he married his cousin Jeanne of France, the daughter of King Louis XI. In 1488 he led a rebellion ...
Louis of Toulouse

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(1274–97),also called Louis of Anjou, Franciscan friar and bishop. Born Louis d'Angio at Brignolles (Provence), the son of Charles II of Naples and his wife Mary, princess of Hungary, he was a ...
Charles VIII

Charles VIII  

(1470–98),King of France, was the only son of King Louis XI; he was raised far from the court in the royal chateau at Amboise, which was his principal residence ...
Louis IX

Louis IX  

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(1214–70),king of France. Born at Poissy, the son of Louis VIII and the half-English Blanche of Castile, Louis reigned from his father's death in 1226, but his mother was regent during his minority. ...
Alexander VIII

Alexander VIII  

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(1610–91), Pope from 1689. He effected a reconciliation with Louis XIV of France, who in 1690 returned Avignon and Venaissin. In 1690 he condemned the Four Gallican Articles of 1682 and 31 ...
House of Hesse

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John VIII

John VIII  

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(14 Dec. 872–16 Dec. 882)A Roman, son of Gundo, for twenty years archdeacon, the close collaborator of Nicholas I, he was elected at an uncertain interval after Hadrian II's death. Although elderly, ...
John Palsgrave

John Palsgrave  

(c.1480–1554),English writer on French. Educated at Cambridge and Paris, Palsgrave was ordained and became tutor to Princess Mary, sister of Henry VIII. He accompanied her to France on her ...
Acts of Succession

Acts of Succession  

1534, 1536, 1543.Henry VIII used statutes to make the adjustments to the succession that his complicated matrimonial history necessitated. The first Act (25 Hen. VIII c. 22) declared Mary ...
Charolais

Charolais  

County in southern Burgundy around city of Charolles with ties to Autun, Cluny. First countess (1272) was Béatrix, wife of Robert de Clermont (sixth son of French king Louis IX). ...
County of Artois

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Capetian HouseHouse of Burgundy1237–1250Robert I, the Good (son of Louis VIII of France; invested with Artois1237)1250–1302Robert II, the Noble (son)1302–1329Mahaut (daughter)1329–1330Joan I ...

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