Saint Louis:Louis IX, Most Christian King of France

Saint Louis Louis IX Most Christian King of France This is a biography of Louis IX King of France He took ruling seriously as well he might since his mother was Blanche of Castile Blanche ruled France for years during Louis minority he w

  • Title: Saint Louis:Louis IX, Most Christian King of France
  • Author: Margaret Wade Labarge
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is a biography of Louis IX 1214 1270 , King of France He took ruling seriously, as well he might since his mother was Blanche of Castile Blanche ruled France for years during Louis minority, he was twelve when his father died, and Blanche was the granddaughter of the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine and her equally formidable husband, Henry II Plantagenet BlancheThis is a biography of Louis IX 1214 1270 , King of France He took ruling seriously, as well he might since his mother was Blanche of Castile Blanche ruled France for years during Louis minority, he was twelve when his father died, and Blanche was the granddaughter of the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine and her equally formidable husband, Henry II Plantagenet Blanche largely trained and educated her son The result was, uncommon then or now, both a good man and a good king Louis took his religion as seriously as he did ruling He went on Crusade twice, both unsuccessful, and died during the second one The quality of his rule and his crusading zeal sufficiently impressed his contemporaries that he was canonized in 1297, only twenty seven years after his death He is the only French monarch to achieve sainthood The book covers Louis life and gives a fair picture of thirteenth century France during the interval between the wars with the Angevins under Henry, Richard, and John and the destruction of the Templars by Louis grandson, Phillip IV This last event lead eventually to the Hundred Years War.

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    1. Though 40 years old, Margaret Labarge's book lays out the basic course and essential importance of Saint Louis' reign (1226-1270) in clear, straightforward prose. France was blessed (or cursed depending upon where your sympathies lie) by a century's worth of reasonably capable kings and ministers who created the nation of "France," starting with Louis' grandfather Philip Augustus (1180-1223). (Of course, it helped that the Angevin realm imploded upon Henry II's death.)It's also a very sympatheti [...]

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