The members of historical infantry units called themselves Zuaven. The name goes back to the Kabyl tribe of the Zuauas in the Zuaua district (Zuavia) in the Algerian province of Constantine, who already provided mercenary troops at the time of the Ottoman Empire who were famous for their bravery.
The Death of Baudin. History of a Crime by Victor Hugo. BEFORE being a Republican, Baudin had been a tutor. He came from an intelligent and brave race of schoolmasters, ever… Read More
French Peasant Woman in the fifteenth century. Paysanne au XVe siècle. (D’après Chevignard)
Hunting crossbows of the 16th century. Renaissance era. Arbalètes de chasse, du XVIe siècle. (Dessin de Calenacci d’après une photographie de Franck) From the book: Costumes civils et militaires des… Read More
Knight served by his squire and pages. 11th century. Chevalier servi par son écuyer et ses pages. From the book: Costumes civils et militaires des Français à travers les siècles.… Read More
Medieval Earl in armor leaving for the war, followed by his vassals. 8th, 9th century. Comte partant pour la Guerre, suive de ses Vassaux From the book: Costumes civils et militaires… Read More
Lackey runner 15th century. According to a colored print of 1567. Laquais coureur au XV siècle. D’après une estampe coloriée de 1567. From the book: Costumes civils et militaires des Français… Read More
Marguerite de Navarre also Margaret of Angoulême, Margaret of Valois or Margaret of France, was the elder sister of King Francis I and, as the wife of Henri d’Albret, Queen of Navarre.
Godfrey of Bouillon. First King of Jerusalem.
Natives of ancient Paris, Lutetia.