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Châtillon-sur-Marne

CHÂTILLON-SUR-MARNE Lordship in Champagne (the town is between Chateau Thierry and Epernay).   Members of the family were Counts of St Pol, 1205-1372, and Blois, 1230-1391. Advertisements

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Champagne

CHAMPAGNE Merovingian Duchy; Medieval County; Ancien Régime gouvernement (also called Champagne & Brie); Also, as CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE, a modern administrative region. Area in east central France, in the region of the Paris Basin to the east of Paris. The name is … Continue reading

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Châlons

CHÂLONS   Châlonnais (pays). Medieval county around the town of Châlons-sur-Marne, recently renamed Châlons-en-Champagne, in eastern France; A Bishopric; A généralité in the Ancien Régime. The town is today the capital of the Department of the Marne and of the Champagne-Ardenne … Continue reading

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Brie

BRIE Upland in north central France, between the Rivers Seine and Marne, east and southeast of Paris. The western part of the region was generally in royal hands and is known as the Brie française, eventually becoming part of the … Continue reading

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Blois

BLOIS    Blésois or Blaisois (pays). Medieval County in northwestern France;  named after the town on the River Loire below Orléans and above Tours. In the later 9th and 10th centuries Blois belonged to the great March of Neustria, which was … Continue reading

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Bassigny

BASSIGNY District in east central France, centred on the upper Marne but extending to the upper Meuse. It was a County until the early 11th century (the name is said to come from an early Count), after which it broke … Continue reading

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Aube

AUBE The Département de l’Aube (10) is in east central France, lying to the southeast of Paris.   The Seine flows generally north-north-westwards across its centre, while the River Aube itself lies to the east, roughly parallel to the Seine, until … Continue reading

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