Tag Archives: Navarre

Castile

CASTILE   CASTILLA; Castille (French, but also used in English). County in northern Spain; A Kingdom which gradually extended into the greater part of the Iberian peninsula. It began as the County of Bardulia in the uppermost valley of the River … Continue reading

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Beaumont

BEAUMONT A County in Normandy in northern France;  its capital was the town of Beaumont-le-Roger, NNW of Evreux and southwest of Rouen. The lordship was held in the 11th to 13th centuries by a powerful family related to the Norman … Continue reading

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Béarn

BÉARN A pays in southern Gascony in southwestern France, in the western Pyrenees, lying between Bigorre (to the east) and the Basque districts of Basse-Navarre and Soule (to the west): A medieval Vicomté; With Navarre, a gouvernement in the Ancien … Continue reading

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Basse-Navarre

BASSE-NAVARRE     Lower Navarre; BENAPAROA (Basque).   The part of the Kingdom of Navarre that lay north of the Pyrenees;  in the united Kingdom it formed the district of Ultrapuentos, beyond the passes. After 1512, when Ferdinand II conquered Spanish Navarre, Basse-Navarre … Continue reading

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Aragón

ARAGÓN A County in the Pyrenees; A Kingdom in the east of the Iberian peninsula; An 18th century Spanish province; A present-day autonomous community.   The name comes from the River Aragón, which rises in the west central Pyrenees, and … Continue reading

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