Anne of Brittany

Anne of Brittany’s heart stolen from French museum

A 16th-century gold case containing the heart of Anne of Brittany has been stolen from the Thomas-Dobrée museum in the western French city of Nantes during the weekend. Robbers broke in through a window and got away with the 6-inch oval case despite setting off an alarm. Philippe Grosvalet, the president of the Loire-Atlantique department which owns the [read more]

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]