Most Viewed

George Iii. On Punctuality
A Beggar's Wedding
A Gamekeeper's Daughter
A Child On Board
Navy Chaplains
Marie Antoinette
Dreaming
The Deaf And Dumb Mother
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
The Slave Trade


Least Viewed

Sheridan
Erskine
Spare Moments
The Wounded Sailor
Gallant Daughter
Quartering
Countess De St. Belmont
Johnson And Lord Elibank
Dunning
A Dieppe Pilot




Magdeline de Savoie

Anecdotes Home




Anne Duc de Montmorenci, who was prime minister and
great constable of France during the reigns of Francis I., Henry II.,
Francis II., and Charles IX., was very unwilling to take up arms against
the Prince of Conde and the Coligny's, to whom he was endeared by the ties
of friendship, as well as those of consanguinity. He was however induced to
give way by the following animated and forcible speech of his wife,
Magdeline de Savoie: "It is then in vain, sir, that you have taken as a
motto to your escutcheon, the word of command that your ancestors always
gave at the outset of every battle in which they were engaged (_Dieu aide
du premier Chretien_). If you do not fight with all your energy in defence
of that religion which is now attempted to be destroyed, who then is to
give an example of respect and of veneration for the Holy See, if not he
who takes his very name, his arms, his nobility, from the first baron of
France who professed the holy religion of Christ?"





Next: A Relay of Legs

Previous: Death of a Hero



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 2815





Random Anecdotes

Death Of A Hero
Catalogue Making
Morland
Rights Of Hospitality
Marshal Boufflers
Maximilian I
Welcome Sight
Sir Samuel Hood
A Neat Reply
An Appropriate Version
Navy Chaplains
Sterne
The Ladies Of Beauvais
Vendean Servant
The Deaf And Dumb Mother
Kosciusko
Maclaurin
Costume Of The Sisters Of Charity
A Faithful Depositary
Dunning
Gin _versus_ Medicine
The Slave Trade
Seeking For A Ball
An Odd Shot
M. Neckar