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2022 Castle of Commequiers Vendee - Set

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  • 18.07.2022
  • André LAVERGNE
  • Intaglio
  • 40,85 x 30 mm
  • €1.43
About Castle of Commequiers Vendee

The first castle with motte and barnyard is attested from the 11th century. In the 14th century, it belonged to Gui de la Forêt, then in the 15th century, it became the property of Louis de Beaumont, lord of Plessis-Macé, close to King Louis XI. The magnificence and fortune of the father will benefit the son, Thibault de Beaumont, who will have it razed to build new on the mound, at the end of the 15th century, a castle or dungeon of octagonal plan, modern in its defenses and learned in its form. Both a small fortress suitable for artillery, a second home and a possible refuge for troops in the field, the keep of Thibault de Beaumont adopts an octagonal plan with learned and rigorous geometry, exceptional in France.

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