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Lord of the Pyrenees : Gaston Fébus, Count of Foix (1331-1391)

Author: Richard Vernier
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The reign of Gaston III, Count of Foix and self-proclaimed sovereign Lord of Bearn, stands out as one of the rare success stories of the 'calamitous' fourteenth century. By playing a skilful game of shifting allegiances and timely defiance, he avoided being drawn into the conflicts between his more powerful neighbours - France and English Aquitaine, Aragon and Castile - thus sparing his domains the devastations of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Gaston, Count of Foix; Gaston, Count of Foix; Graf III ) Gaston (Foix; Valois, Dynastie : 1270-1589; Gaston, Foix Comte
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Vernier
ISBN: 9781843833567 1843833565
OCLC Number: 185033037
Description: x, 222 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Inheritance --
Apprenticeship --
Trials and tribulations --
Fébus revealed --
Challenges and designs --
Governing wisely --
Fébus at home --
Fébus, the author --
The Orthez mystery --
Endgame --
Death, and the spoils.
Responsibility: Richard Vernier.

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Relates the colourful life of 'enlightened despot' Gaston III, count of Foix, an enigmatic and brilliant figure in a turbulent period.  Read more...

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