Category Archives: 12th Century

The taking of Tours by Philippe Dieu-donné (1189).


This image below shows Philippe Dieu-donné, “the God-given”, Philip II of France (1165-1223), taking Tours in 1189. He was the French king who finally managed to break the power of the Angevin (Kings of England, Dukes of Normandy, Aquitaine, and … Continue reading

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A timeline of war and intrigue in the Touraine ~ 1044-1189


  Although this blog site will not focus on Kings & Queens and châteaux ~ their role has to be covered to some degree ~ for example to understand how the institution of Medieval chivalry and knighthood, and its decline, … Continue reading

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