Adela of Champagne

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of France

The Kingdom of France originated when Hugh Capet was elected King and founded the Capetian dynasty. Before, the area of the Frankish empire was ruled by several dynasties. Hugh Capet was married to Adelaide of Aquitaine, and she was known as Queen of the Franks. They had three children that can be accounted for, including Hugh’s [read more]

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The Demoiselle of Luxembourg and Joan of Arc

This article was written by Carol. Joan of Arc is well-known as the young peasant girl who, during the last years of the Hundred Years War between France and England, claimed God called upon her to come to the aid of the exiled Charles VII of France. She raised the siege of Orleans allowing Charles [read more]

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Valentina Visconti – Waiting for justice

This article was written by Carol. Valentina was born about 1370, the daughter of Gian Galleazo Visconti, Duke of Milan and the French princess Isabella de Valois. Valentina’s mother died in 1373, and she was mainly raised by her grandmother, Bianca of Savoy. Bianca was a cultured woman, and she passed on to Valentina a [read more]

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Blanche of France (1328 - 1382)

Queens Regent – Isabeau of Bavaria

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Isabeau of Bavaria was born circa 1370 as the daughter of Duke Stephen III of Bavaria-Ingolstadt and Taddea Visconti. She was first proposed as a bride for Charles VI of France in 1383. She was to [read more]

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Adela of Champagne

Burial places of the Queens Consort of France

Basilica of St. Denis Ermentrude of Orléans – Basilica of St. Denis (Paris, France) Richilde of the Ardennes – Basilica of St. Denis (Paris, France) Adelaide of Paris – Saint-Corneille Abbey  (Compiègne,France) Richardis of Swabia – Andlau Abbey  (Alsace, France) Théodrate of Troyes – Unknown Frederuna – Abbey of Saint-Remi (Reims, France) Eadgifu of Wessex – Abbey of Saint-Médard de Soissons (Picardie, France) Partially in [read more]

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Adelaide of France (1732 - 1800)

The Royal Women of the Basilica of St. Denis

Outside of the Basilica of St. Denis Last weekend I went on a Groupon day trip to Paris. While the organisation around the trip left something to be desired, I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. I visited several places, and I will be posting them in several articles as I have MANY pictures. My first stop of [read more]