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France, south-west, modern Pyrénées-Atlantiques; from the ninth century a vicomté held of the duchy of Gascony (later Guyenne) and in theory therefore subject to the authority of the kings of England. Largely independent of English influence, even from Edward, prince of Wales and Aquitaine (from 1362), under Gaston III ‘Fébus’, count of Foix and viscount of Béarn (d. 1391).

Bibliographic References:

Jonathan Sumption, The Hundred Years War, II. Trial by Fire (London: Faber and Faber, 1999), p. 225; idem, The Hundred Years War, III. Divided Houses (London: Faber and Faber, 2009), p. xviii; Georges Duby, Atlas historique Duby (Paris: Larousse, 2007), p. 129; Olivier Guyotjeannin, Atlas historique de France, IXe-XVe siècle (Paris: Editions Autrement, 2005), pp. 53, 57 and 83; Gaston Fébus. Prince soleil 1331–1391 (Paris: Editions de la Réunion des Musées Nationaux - Grand Palais, 2011); Valérie Fasseur, ed., Froissart à la cour de Béarn: l’écrivain, les arts et le pouvoir (Turnhout: Brepols, 2009).


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