Europe, France, Tourraine

Tourraine is in France.

Europe, France, Tourraine, Tours

In 589 Ingoberga Unknown Queen Consort Paris (age 69) died at Tours.

After 21 Mar 1152 Theobald "Good" Blois V Count Blois (age 22) attempted to abduct Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks and England (age 30) from Blois. She fled in the middle of the night taking a barge to Tours.

On 21 Dec 1446 Louis Bourbon 1st Count Vendôme 1st Count Castres (age 70) died at Tours. His son John Bourbon VIII Count Vendôme (age 18) succeeded VIII Count Vendôme.

Around 1510 François Clouet was born in Tours.

Evelyn's Diary. 02 May 1644. We now came within sight of Tours, where we were designed for the rest of the time I had resolved to stay in France, the sojournment being so agreeable. Tours is situate on the east side of a hill on the river Loire, having a fair bridge of stone called St. Edme; the streets are very long, straight, spacious, well built, and exceeding clean; the suburbs large and pleasant, joined to the city by another bridge. Both the church and monastery of St. Martin are large, of Gothic building, having four square towers, fair organs, and a stately altar, where they show the bones and ashes of St. Martin, with other relics. The Mall without comparison is the noblest in Europe for length and shade, having seven rows of the tallest and goodliest elms I had ever beheld, the innermost of which do so embrace each other, and at such a height, that nothing can be more solemn and majestical. Here we played a party, or party or two, and then walked about the town walls, built of square stone, filled with earth, and having a moat. No city in France exceeds it in beauty, or delight.

Evelyn's Diary. 18 Aug 1644. The Queen of England (age 34) came to Tours, having newly arrived in France, and going for Paris [Map]. She was very nobly received by the people and clergy, who went to meet her with the trained bands. After the harangue, the Archbishop entertained her at his Palace, where I paid my duty to her. The 20th she set forward to Paris.

Europe, France, Tourraine, Tours Castle

On 25 Jun 1436 Louis "Father of the People" XI King France (age 12) and Margaret Stewart Dauphine of France (age 11) were married at Tours Castle. They had met the day before. She by marriage Dauphine. She the daughter of King James I of Scotland (age 41) and Joan Beaufort Queen Consort Scotland (age 32). He the son of Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 33) and Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 31). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.