The Revolt of the Princes: 1648-1652 (History Club Meetings)

The Revolt of the Princes: 1648-1652 (History Club Meetings)

Around two eminent specialists of this period, Françoise Hildesheimer and Jean-Marie Constant, the History Club organizes a meeting on the theme: The revolt of the princes: 1648-1652 in Chambord on June 3 and 4, 2016.

Between 1648 and 1652, the great princes revolted during the minority of young Louis XIV. Louis XIII is dead, Anne of Austria exercises the Regency with the help of Mazarin. The previous reign was an opportunity to strengthen royal power to the detriment of Parliament and the nobles. Few are willing to endure the unchallenged power of the Prime Minister and the Regent. Serious insurrectional troubles arise: it is the Fronde.

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- Jean-Marie Constant: “It was the Fronde”: professor emeritus at the University of Maine, former director of research in anthropological history, dean of the Faculty of Letters, Jean-Marie Constant is now president of the Society 17th century study. Latest publications: Gaston d'Orléans and It was the Fronde.

- Françoise Hildesheimer: “The parliament in revolution”: doctor in history, she is general heritage curator at the National Archives and associate professor at the University of Paris-I-Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is one of the best specialists of Richelieu, of which she has published a biography and edited the works.

The Revolt of the Princes: 1648-1652, Friday June 3 from 5 p.m.

These conferences will be followed by a cocktail and dinner in the rooms of the Château de Chambord.

Saturday June 4 from 10 a.m .: Unusual tour of the castle in the morning, followed by a concert in the afternoon in the chapel of the castle, with the baroque music orchestra of Montauban: Les Passions.

History club meetings in Chambord on June 3 and 4, 2016. Price: € 130. Information on: 03 44 06 41 76 or

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