Abduction

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The count’s better half Among the first lords of Chinon, we have the powerful counts of Blois, with for instance one of them, Thibault le Tricheur. It happened this following story to his daughter...

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Hands up The story was a big scandal, at that time: hey, the lord of La Roche-Courbon kidnapped a young miss (15 years-old)… unbelievable! Now, back to 1737. Somewhere in Paris. The banker Peyrenc...

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Brousse mood In 935, we find the first mention of Brousse as Brucia, with lord Gilbert, count of Rouergue. Then, the fief fell to counts of Rodez in 1112, then in the next century to Bernard d...

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Mushrooms and kidnappings Now, we were in the middle of war of Religion… the castle was entrusted to the Protestant Geoffroy de Vivans, nicknamed “the Rowdy”. A Protestant? My gosh! Yes, because the...

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All mod cons! We’re in the fief belonging to the family of Tournemire, mighty lords coming from England: yes! We already know them, we met them in their castle of Anjony (Cantal), fighting with a...

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