France And England; Their Relations In The Middle Ages And Now

Paperback | May 15, 2012

byThomas Frederick Tout

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 Excerpt: ...and sisters of Henry, children of his mother, Isabella of Angouleme, by her second marriage with Hugh of Lusignan, count of La Marche. There were the relatives of queen Eleanor of Provence, notably her restless, energetic, and selfseeking Savoyard uncles. A Savoyard scholar, M. Francois Mugnier, devoted a volume to telling the story of the Savoyards in England in the thirteenth century, and another book, quite as big, might well be written on the Poitevins in England during the same period. For each adventurer of high rank, who came to England to seek an earldom, a bishopric, or a great heiress, brought with him a swarm of poorer men--kinsfolk, clerks, servants, fortune hunters--who all had to be provided for. Moreover, there came, besides the wholesale inroads of Poitevins and Savoyards, many private adventurers of high foreign birth, anxious to push their way in a new country, and confident of the favour of a prince who was so sympathetic with their ideals. Of these the famous son of the famous conqueror of the Albigenses, Simon de Montfort, is the most noteworthy. A family compact centred on him the claims of the Montforts to the earldom of Leicester; the goodwill of Henry III gave him possession of that dignity and the hand of the monarch's sister. Another successful foreign claimant to a derelict earldom was the Poitevin, John du Plessis, who came, perhaps, from the same family which four centuries later numbered Richelieu among its members. This Poitevin became earl of Warwick. A Joinville, closely akin to the biographer of St. Louis, came from Champagne to secure the lion's share of the inheritance of the Lacys Francois Mugnier: Les Savoyards en Angleterre au treiziime siiclc. THE ALIEN INVASIONS 85 of Ireland and the Welsh March. So normal was it fo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 Excerpt: ...and sisters of Henry, children of his mother, Isabella of Angouleme, by her second marriage with Hugh of Lusignan, count of La M...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217479561

ISBN - 13:9780217479561

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