Tag: France

The civil war between Armagnacs and Burgundians

Ornella Mariani. The Facts 13 August 1415, the English fleet reached the shores of Cap de la Hève, at the mouth of the Seine, in Le Havre. A few days later besieged Harfleur, capitulated the 22 September and, a…

The Battle of the Golden Spurs

Ornella Mariani. Guldensporenslag or Battle of the Golden Spurs was the battle fought on 11 July 1302 in the plain of Groningen, near Kortrijk, between the French and Flemish intolerant to the regime of Philip IV the Fair that, due…

The Battle of Bouvines

Ornella Mariani. The establishment of the Truce of God, o Trewa Dei, the Treuga Dei, was introduced by the Church to limit the use of force and limit the exercise of private feuds, Personal vendettas and wars. The measure, initially limited to the days of the…

Da Crecy a Dead: the great battles of the Hundred Years' War

Ornella Mariani. Still separated from Scotland, in 1330 England exercised sovereignty sull'Aquitania, region geographically part of the Kingdom of France, but in the crucial European maritime trade. In May 1337 Philip VI confiscated bumping the susceptibility of Edward III…

The Hundred Years' War

Ornella Mariani. In 1337, while in Sicily was dying King Frederick III of Aragon which was succeeded by his son Peter II and Benedict XII while trying to move the island in the orbit of the Angevin Neapolitans, England and France were sharpening their weapons…

Between the Turks and the Protestants: imagine the Crusades

Alexander Vanoli. When Europeans arrived in the New World, the Crusades were now over for a while. Some, were often invoked against the Moors, the Turks or any generic unfaithful, but in the end very little happening. In fondo, come…

The Angevins in the South

Ornella Mariani. Charles I of Anjou Anjou were the members of the cadet branch of the French dynasty that began in the Kingdom of Sicily by Charles I, younger brother of King Louis IX of France. Count of Provence for wedding; Re…

The Traditions of Christmas in Provence

Buno Cantamessa. The traditions related to Christmas, rich in symbols, are very present in the hearts of Provence. Le Provencal festivals have their particularities. Moments to share with family and friends, a succession of feasts, rites and customs: Markets…