The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Monday, 30 November 2009

A video on the town of Richelieu on channel France 3


En 1631, le roi Louis XIII pour remercier son ministre, le Cardinal de Richelieu, de ses éminents services, lui fit la faveur d’ériger sa seigneurie en duché-pairie.............


 In 1631, King Louis XIII of France and Navarre allowed his first minister, the cardinal de Richelieu, the favour of elevating his country estate to that of a duchy, so thanking him for his eminent service to the Crown.............

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