Anne of Brittany’s heart stolen from French museum

April 16, 2018 Moniek 0

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]

Lost Kingdoms: Kingdom of France

January 15, 2018 Moniek 1

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]

Anne of Brittany – A twice crowned Queen

November 24, 2017 Moniek 1

Anne of Brittany was born on 25 January 1476 at 6.30 in the morning as the daughter of Francis II, Duke of Brittany and Margaret of Foix. Her father had married once before, to his cousin Margaret of Brittany, who had given him a son who died not long after birth. Margaret died of consumption [read more]

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