Instead of the high spirit which pressed every man forward in the defence of his country, Louis XI
substituted the exertions of the ever ready mercenary soldier, and persuaded his subjects, among whom the mercantile class began to make a figure, that it was better to leave to mercenaries the risks and labours of war, and to supply the Crown with the means of paying them, than to peril themselves in defence of their own substance.
insisted on becoming the godfather of Lorenzo de'Medici's daughter, Lucrezia, in 1470.
Hugo gained wider fame in 1831 with his historical novel Notre-Dame de Paris (1831; Hunchback of Notre Dame, The), an evocation of medieval life under the reign of Louis XI
France, too, was enduring a sort of civil war, between Burgundy, which carried on an independent foreign policy that was often anti-French, and Louis XI
(1423-1483), the new king of France.
It was Morley's first film, and he became no stranger to the pasteboard crown, later playing Louis XI
and George 111.
nemesis The star will be reunited with fellow Sherlock actor Andrew Scott, 37 - the detective's nemesis Moriarty in the BBC1 hit series - who plays King Louis XI
Though the conflict was a civil war, it attracted the interest, and sometimes intervention, of other European powers, and pitted against each other two of the shrewdest rulers of the period, Juan II (1458-79) and Louis XI
1464 An ordinance of Louis XI
in France created "the poste", organising relays of horses on the main roads to take care of the King's business.
The type of wallpaper we know today began when King Louis XI
of France commissioned a painter tocreate 50 rolls of portable paper so he could take it with him from castle to castle.
Andrew Brown and Ulla Kolving present respectively' Une version perdue du5iecle de Louis XI
V' and' Deux lettres inedites d'Emilie Du Chatelet'.
The Chateau de Chissay is a genuine royal residence, built in the 16th century, that housed Charles VII and Louis XI
, and it was a wonderful treat to spend time there I had a comfortable room with stunning views over the rolling countryside and a gorgeous mosaic tower bathroom.
Three wines are made there: Champagne, Coteaux Champenois and Rose des Riceys - a King Louis XI