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Charles, duc d’Orléans – A Few Links

The Chateau de Blois, on the Loire, was the duke’s favorite residence. It’s easy to understand why the nobility of France in the late Middle Ages chose to build their castles along the beautiful Loire river.

Images (supposed) of Charles d’Orleans

Fictional representations of the duke

A selection of lyrics in modern French

. . . and a few more . . . and more

Here’s a little exercise in translation, and another.

Charles was fond of chess, backgammon (called tables), and games of all sort.

Probably the last poem the duke wrote — his valediction

 

Rev 12/15