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Anjou

ANJOU County, later Duchy, in northwestern France A gouvernement, occupying both banks of the lower Loire, but more to the north, where the city of Angers stands on the River Maine, the short river that carries the waters of the … Continue reading

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Alençon

ALENÇON   (1) Medieval County (later Duchy) in northern France; and (2) a généralité during the Ancien Régime, named after a Norman town (on the borders with Maine), which stands on the River Sarthe, a tributary of the Loire. From the … Continue reading

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