The Ourcq Volume 1 ; Chantilly ; Senlis ; Meaux

 
9781130623604: The Ourcq Volume 1 ; Chantilly ; Senlis ; Meaux
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 Excerpt: ...returning from his wedding with Elizabeth of Hainault. Saint Louis founded the priory of Saint-Maurice. During the Hundred YearsWar, Catherine of France was married to Henry V of England at Senlis, in 1420. After Henri IV, the very dilapidated castle was gradually abandoned. Justice was still administered there until the falling in of the Audience Chamber in the xvinth century. The interior of the Castle is in ruins. There is one room to be seen, called Henri IV's Room, which is shown on the following page. It dates from the xinth century. It is covered with fine panelling. The fireplace was altered in the xvth century but the big circular section flue remains just as it was in the xinth century. On the left of this fireplace a xinth century window (now blocked up) can still be distinguished. The one at the further end of the room belongs to the xvith century. In the photograph some tombstones are seen, resting against the wall; on a fragment placed against the chimneypiece are the arms of Diane de Poitiers (characterised by the crescent); the two cannon balls are of stone; these were hurled from catapults and from the first bombarding machines. Of the Chapel built in the beginning of the xnth century nothing remains but ruins, a view of which is given on page 63. It was situated on the first floor; a " semi-circular " arcade of the nave is still to be seen, on the right side. The ground floor, vaulted like an arbour, formed a passage. The priory of Saint-Maurice, of which one ivy-covered building still exists (visible on the right of the pholor/raph at the top of the preceding page), was founded by Saint-Louis in honour of Saint-Maurice who commanded the Theban legion, massacred under Diocletian for refusing to w 1rship false gods. In 1234 the ki...

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