Gilles de Souvré, Marquis de Courtanvaux, Baron de Lezines (c. 1540 – 1626), marshal of France. The Grand Master of Stables of France
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Gentleman leading a Country Bride (1636). Louis XIII creating a Chevalier du Saint-Esprit (1633).
Lady in Great Gown. Gentleman and Peasants. (1635)
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Chambermaid. Lady in Small Toilet. Provincial bourgeois (in 1640).
Henri de Guise, leader of the Catholic League in France, is murdered by the royal guard in Blois on 23 December 1588.
Lady of the Court of King Francis. Renaissance 16th century.
Portrait of Henry II as Captain Chevau-Légers. Portrait de Henri II, En Capitaine de Chevau-Legers. D’apres les antiquités de Wilhelm.
Soldat aventurier pillard. XVIe siècle.
Dame noble, sous Charles VI. 1380. Costumes civils et militaires des Français à travers les siècles.
The Norman army under Duke William the Conqueror defeated the Saxons under their king Harald II.