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  France - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The heart of France N of the Loire River is the province of Île-de-France, which occupies the greater part of the Paris basin, a fertile depression drained by the Seine and Marne rivers.
In 1328, Philip VI (1328-50), of the house of Valois, a younger branch of the Capetians, succeeded to the throne.
France was beset by a host of problems in 1995, including severe floods and terror bombings; the government faced international criticism for its nuclear testing in the South Pacific, which it resumed after a three-year moratorium; and the country was paralyzed late in the year by a long transportation workers strike.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-france.html   (6542 words)

 Royalty.nu - The History of France - French Royalty
Henry V and the Conquest of France 1416-53 by Paul Knight and Mike Chappell is a military history of English king Henry V's three-year campaign against France's Charles VI.
Marguerite of Navarre was the sister of French king Francis I and the wife of Henry II of Navarre.
Philippe, Duc D'Orleans: Regent of France by Christine Pevitt.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/France   (2545 words)

 France. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1328, Philip VI (1328–50), of the house of Valois, a younger branch of the Capetians, succeeded to the throne.
The French defeats at Crécy (1346) and Poitiers (1356), the epidemic of the Black Death, the Parisian insurrection under Étienne Marcel (1357–58), the Jacquerie (peasant revolt) of 1358, and the pillaging bands of écorcheurs plunged France into anarchy and forced John II (1350–64) to accept the humiliating Treaty of Brétigny (1360).
The honest administration (1726–43) of Cardinal Fleury had barely extricated France from the disastrous failure of the Mississippi Scheme (1720), when Louis XV plunged into the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48) and the Seven Years War (1756–63).
www.bartleby.com /65/fr/France.html   (6467 words)

 English claims to the French throne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After the resumption of hostilities between the English and the French in 1369, however, Edward resumed his claim and the title of King of France.
Continued to be recognized as King by supporters of the House of Lancaster, and briefly restored to the English throne 1470-1471.
Mary would continue, however, to be styled Queen of France for the rest of her reign (January 7 - November 17, 1558), as did her half-sister and successor Elizabeth I (November 17, 1558 - March 24, 1603), despite her abandonment of her claims to Calais in the Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis of 1559.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/English_Kings_of_France   (1871 words)

 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
Although King John (Henry's son) lost most of the English holdings in France, English kings laid claim to the French throne until the fifteenth century.
English and Norman barons in Stephen's reign manipulated feudal law to undermine royal authority; Henry instituted many reforms to weaken traditional feudal ties and strengthen his position.
The deaths of Henry the Young King in 1183 and Geoffrey in 1186 gave no respite from his children's rebellious nature; Richard, with the assistance of Philip II Augustus of France, attacked and defeated Henry on July 4, 1189 and forced him to accept a humiliating peace.
www.britannia.com /history/monarchs/mon26.html   (924 words)

 Descent Through English Kings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Reigned as King of England from 1216 to 1272.
King of Scotland with Donald Bane from 1094 to 1097.
Born in 1027 at Falaise, in Normandy, France.
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 Coins of the Kings of France
As 'king of France,' his territory was actually limited to the Ile de France, a series of territories running down the center of modern France, from Sens in the north to Bourges in the south.
The period was characterized by intrigues between England and France, as the English sought to reestablish influence in France.
France was not ready for a female heiresss and an assembly of the three estates ruled "femme ne succede pas a la Couronne de France." Philip was called 'le long' because of a good resemblance to his father and his strength of character.
home.eckerd.edu /~oberhot/froy.htm   (10215 words)

 Centre: Introduction - France.com
Playground of the kings of France for many centuries, the Loire Valley's chief glory lies in the many magnificent chateaus studding the banks of the river and its tributaries.These sumptuous palaces, castles and their noble gardens are among the country's main attractions.
Seat of the descendents of France's Capetian kings, it was the hub of court intrigue, from the 15th to the 17th century,.
During the 16th century, it was considered as France's second capital, and some of French history's most dramatic events took place in  the amazing Chateau of Blois.
www.france.com /docs/131.html   (492 words)

 Caxtonian: February 2001
She hoped that she would then induce King Charles VII to lead the troops of Christendom on a crusade to reconquer the Holy Land, and this, indeed, seems to have been one of Joan’s own dreams.
English Renaissance chronicles dealing with the Hundred Years’ War ignored the fact that the verdict against Joan had been thus repudiated by the Church, which had condemned her and which continued to describe her as a witch and to viciously slander her character.
He was then in sympathy with revolutionary France, and his romantic and almost totally unhistorical Joan was a child of nature and of the soil, in the spirit of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and a radical fighter against oppression.
www.caxtonclub.org /reading/2001/Feb2001/joanOfArc.htm   (1449 words)

 France — FactMonster.com
France was split into an occupied north and an unoccupied south, Vichy France, which became a totalitarian German puppet state with Pétain as its chief.
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 World History, Rulers, Henry II, Kings, Queens, Great Britain
In spite of frequent hostitilties with the French King, his own family, and rebellious Barons (culminating in the great revolt of 1173-1174) and his quarrel with Thomas Becket, Henry maintained control over his possessions until shortly before his death.
Henry Curtmantle was first of the Angevin kings and one of the most effective of all England's monarchs.
Henry was raised in the French province of Anjou and first visited England in 1142 to defend Matilda's (his mother's) claim to the disputed throne of Stephen.
www.laughtergenealogy.com /bin/histprof/kings/henry_ii_1154.html   (1156 words)

The descent of King Otto I of Germany into Italy ushered in new combinations of territory and a new line of Emperors, as the Pope crowned Otto in 962.
After Mussolini conquered Ethiopia in 1936, one King of Italy was briefly, and fatally, associated with this as the Emperor of Ethiopia.
As neat halves of Charlemange's empire eventually formed, France in the West and Germany in the East, the stage for the greatest battles of modern war in the 19th and 20th centuries would be set along the seam, from Waterloo (1815) to Verdun (1916) to the Bulge (1944).
www.uncg.edu /rom/courses/dafein/civ/kings.htm   (2665 words)

 English Position of the Throne of France
This was, using a bit of paraphrase, how the English kings presented their position on the French throne, a dispute that led to the Hundred Years War and kept it going for over a century.
And this son of hers is the only living grandson of Philippe IV, and the sister of France's last previous Capetian king and this son is the only living nephew of his three sons, three Kings of France.
Louis IX, that holy King of France, was canonized by Holy Mother the Church as one of her revered Saints.
www.hyw.com /books/history/Engl0009.htm   (1233 words)

 Kings of France - A Chronological list of the Royal French Monarchy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Fourth Son of Clovis I; King of Soissons and France
Son of Clothaire I; King of Neustria at Soissons
Childebert II Son of Sigebert I; King of Austrasia and Burgundy
www.scotlandroyalty.org /france.html   (316 words)

 Amazon.ca: The King's English: Books: Henry Fowler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Henry Fowler is also the author of Modern English Usage (planned by the two brothers but executed by Henry alone), and the name Fowler has become synonymous with reliable and accurate reference; on all aspects of written English.
Twenty years earlier, however, Fowler and his younger brother F.G. (their given names were Henry Watson and Francis George) had collaborated on a precursor, "The King's English," first published in 1906 (and which went into its third edition a quarter century later, a few years after the first edition of "A Dictionary" appeared).
"The King's English" has stood the test of time and, today, a century after its initial publication, it still stands the Fowler brothers with Strunk and White from half a century ago and Bryan Garner of today in the first rank of authors about style and usage in the English language.
www.amazon.ca /Kings-English-Henry-Fowler/dp/0198605072   (600 words)

 France - A Look at the Past   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gaul remained under Roman domination until Germanic tribes, including the Franks under King Clovis I, invaded in the 5th century A.D. lovis founded the Merovingian dynasty of kings, who reigned until 751, when the last Merovingian king was deposed by a leader called Pepin, who founded the Carolingian dynasty.
During the reign of his grandson, Louis XIV (1643-1715), known as the Sun King, France became the most powerful country in Europe and established colonies in North America.
In the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71), France lost the regions of Alsace and Lorraine to Germany.
www.cp-pc.ca /english/france/alook.html   (493 words)

 France: The Matter at Issue: The Throne
The English kings, who had originally been French nobles that invaded and conquered England in 1066, still held lands in France.
In any other circumstances it would appear absurd for the English king to come up with the idea of claiming the French throne in order to protect English lands in France.
The English claim to the French throne was strong, as were the English armies and Edward IIIs resolve.
www.hyw.com /books/history/France__.htm   (248 words)

 Medieval Kings
The English Kings were an unruly lot, and sometimes could become very cruel.
Here you will find a listing of the kings with a brief description of there accomplishments, or what they failed to accomplish during their reign.
The king was in a state of panic over the fear of a French invasion.
www.castles-of-britain.com /castlesx.htm   (1257 words)

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Turgot's reforms, instituted early in the reign of Louis XVI (1774–92), were cut short in 1776, when he was dismissed.
Marshal Pétain became head of the Vichy government (see under Vichy) of unoccupied France (other Vichy leaders were Laval and Darlan), which became a German tool, while Gen. Charles de Gaulle proclaimed, from London, the continued resistance of the Free French.
The Allied invasion (Nov., 1942) of North Africa resulted (1943) in the establishment of a provisional Free French government at Algiers and in the complete German occupation of metropolitan France.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/world/countries/france.html?nav=el   (6752 words)

 Amazon.com: The King's English: A Guide to Modern Usage: Books: Kingsley Amis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Even in The King's English, an entertaining manual that is hardly meant to be exhaustive, Amis's wit and candid opinion prevail.
The famous English author Kingsley Amis's last book The King's English will provide professional writers and those who care about their language, expert guidance in the usage of English.
The King's English is not an exhaustive guide to language use, but anybody who makes a living from writing or takes other people's writing seriously will want to keep a copy of this book close by their dictionary.
www.amazon.com /Kings-English-Guide-Modern-Usage/dp/0312186010   (2065 words)

 Musee Medieval
This unit of study allows students to use the Internet to access sites such as the Bibliotheque National de France, whose collection has at its core the illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages which were originally in the libraries of the kings of France.
In addition, the availability of CD-ROMs from France, such as the tour of the Louvre, permit a personal visit to the museum without leaving the school.
These students have studied French throughout their school years and this effort combines Internet travel, research, a writing activity, a speaking activity and a project: the creation of a stained glass window.
www.emsc.nysed.gov /nysatl/NonEnglish/Musee/html/musee1.html   (290 words)

 List of French monarchs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In light of these recent trends, this list begins with Charles the Bald and the Kingdom of Western Francia, originating in 843, the state which would directly evolve into modern France.
For earlier Frankish monarchs, see List of Frankish Kings.
First they became their majordomos (mayors of the palace) in Austrasia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_French_monarchs   (984 words)

 William Marshal (1144 - 1219)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Parents: Geoffrey, Count of Anjou and Matilda (daughter of Henry I)
Contemporaries: Louis VII (King of France, 1137-1180), Thomas Beckett (Archbishop of Canterbury), Pope Adrian IV, Frederick I (Frederick Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor, 1152-1190)
This site created and maintained by Gerry Kissell and is hosted by bladezone.
www.bladezone.com /marshal/henryII.html   (980 words)

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987-996) was elected king but barely controlled his royal demesne in the Ile-de-France Questions What made it possible for the Capetians, arguably the weakest monarchs in Western Europe, create a powerful and centralized state?
How did the Capetians counter the power of the English kings in France?
www.mnstate.edu /wellsja/Lectout317/CapFrance.doc   (149 words)

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