Le Rouge Knight of the Tower

RCEPTI~1“The father of our author was Geoffroy de la Tour, spoken of at the beginning of the fourteenth century as lord of La Tour-Landry, Bourmont, La Galonière Loroux-Bottereau, and Cornouaille, and who, under the banner of the Count of Anjou in 1336, distinguished himself by his courage in the war with the English.”

Below is Albrecht Dürer’s painting of a Knight coming home from the Crusades. Did he find the Holy Grail? Is it only when we find our way home again, do we find what was lost?

Albrecht Dürer did the illustrations for Landry’s work. I am this Knight Le Rouge. I did not forsake my Quest even though most of my friends and all my family, forsake me. I had a vision. I stuck to it. I am the Author of this Red Opera.

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When Virginia Hambley de Bourmont got down on her wounded knee, took my hand, and proposed to me, was my long search for the Grail, at an end. Virginia descends from Geoffrey IV de la Tour Landry who compiled Livre pour l’enseignement de ses filles for the instruction of his daughters. This book is also titled ‘The Book of the Knight of the Tower’. Geoffrey may have authored Pontus and Sidonia a medieval prose roman that was put to song, thus, here is alas The Phantom of this Opera!

Geoffroy de la Tour-Landry married Jeanne Le Rouge.

(1320-1391)
1) ép. 1353 Jeanne Le Rougé

“Sophie” Juliette Louise Marie-Joseph de Bourmont married Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Joseph vicomte de Guerdavid.

Above is a painting of the Royal Entry of Virginia’s kindred.

Jon Preso

Copyright 2013

Masquerade balls were a feature of the Carnival season in the 15th century, and involved increasingly celebrate allegorical Royal Entries, pageants and triumphal processions celebrating marriages and other dynastic events of late medieval court life.

Above: Reception of the Grand Condé at Versailles following his victory at Seneffe. The Grand Condé advances towards Louis XIV in a respectful manner with laurel wreaths on his path, while captured enemy flags are displayed on both sides of the stairs. It marked the end of Condé’s exile, following his participation to the Fronde.

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Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Joseph vicomte de Guerdavid Sexe: Masculin
Naissance : 1886
Décès : 1961
Parents:
Père: Le Rouge de Guerdavid, “Gaston”,Georges,Amaury,Marie comte de Guerdavid
Mère: Robien (de), Marguerite

Famille:
Mariage: 01 mars 1916 à Freigné (49)
Conjoint:
Ghaisne de Bourmont (de), “Sophie” Juliette Louise Marie-Joseph Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : 19 février 1890 à Nantes (44)
Décès : 21 décembre 1970 à Carantec (29)
Parents:
Père: Ghaisne de Bourmont (de), Louis seigneur de Bourmont 20
Mère: Say, Baptistine

Geoffrey IV de la Tour Landry (c. 1320 – 1391) was a nobleman of Anjou who compiled Livre pour l’enseignement de ses filles for the instruction of his daughters, in 1371–1372. A similar book he had previously written for his sons, according to his opening text, has disappeared. The work became the most popular educational treatise of the Late Middle Ages. It was translated into German, as Der Ritter vom Turn, and at least twice into English, once by William Caxton, who printed it as The Book of the Knight of the Tower in 1483.[1]

La Tour Landry stands (a ruin today) between Chollet and Vezins. Geoffroy fought in the Hundred Years War; he was at the siege of Aguillon in 1346 and was in the war as late as 1383. His name again appears in a military muster in 1363. He married Jeanne de Rougé, younger daughter of Bonabes de Rougé, sieur of Erval, vicomte de La Guerche, and chamberlain to the king. In 1378, as a “knight banneret”, he sent a contingent of men to join the siege of Cherbourg, but he did not serve in person. In 1380 Geoffroy was fighting in Brittany, and was last mentioned in 1383. He made a second marriage with Marguerite des Roches, dame de La Mothe de Pendu, the widow of Jean de Clerembault, knight.[2]

Pontus and Sidonia is a medieval prose roman, originally composed in French in ca. 1400, known as Ponthus et la belle Sidonie, possibly by Geoffroy IV de la Tour Landry (d. 1391) or by another member of the La Tour family. It is about Pontus, the son of the king of Galicia, who falls in love with Sidonia, daughter of the king of Brittany. The text is associated with lords of La Tour because it derives the ancestors of that family, whose ancestral possessions were in Brittany, from members of the train of prince Pontus. The story is based on an earlier work, the Anglo-Norman chanson de geste Horn et Rimenhild (ca. 1180).

The chansons de geste, Old French for “songs of heroic deeds” (from gesta: Latin: “deeds, actions accomplished”[1]), are the epic poems that appear at the dawn of French literature. The earliest known examples date from the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries, before the emergence of the lyric poetry of the trouvères (troubadours) and the earliest verse romances. They reached their apogee in the period 1150-1250.[2] Composed in verse, these narrative poems of moderate length (averaging 4000 lines[3]) were originally sung, or (later) recited, by minstrels or jongleurs. More than one hundred chansons de geste have survived in around three hundred manuscripts[4] that date from the 12th to the 15th century.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanson_de_geste

In the novel The Once and Future King, by T.H. White, a reference is made that states that “before King Arthur had made his chivalry, the Knight of the Tower Landry had been compelled to warn his daughter against entering her own dining hall in the evening unaccompanied – for fear of what might happen in the dark corners.”[3]

The Book of the Knight of the Tower (full French title: Livre pour l’enseignement de ses filles du Chevalier de La Tour Landry) is a book commenced by Geoffroy IV de la Tour Landry in 1371, and which he continued writing at least until 1372.[1] It was translated into English (as The Book of the Knight of the Tower) by William Caxton and completed, according to his colophon, on 1 June 1483, during the reign of Edward V.[2] It was further translated into German as Der Ritter vom Turn in 1495. The Livre pour l’enseignement de ses filles served as a tutorial for De la Tour Landry’s daughters on proper behavior when visiting the royal court, which, the knight warns, is filled with smooth-talking courtiers who could potentially disgrace them and embarrass the family. The author was a widower, and concerned for his daughters’ welfare. He takes a strong moral stance against the behavior of his peers and warns his daughters about the dangers of vanity.

The demon of Vanity and the coquette. From the Ritter vom Turn, 1493

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cme/KntTour-L/1:2?rgn=div1;view=fulltext

THE feudal castle of La Tour-Landry, from which the author of the following book received his name, stood between Chollet and Vezins, in the part of the old province of Anjou which lay between Poitou and Brittany, where its ruins are still visible, consisting of a great donjon, or keep, said to date from the twelfth century. The family of our Knight appears to have been established there at least as early as that date. In the year 1200, a Landry de la Tour, lord of this place, is found engaged in a lawsuit relating to lands; and the names of different members of the family are met with not unfrequently during the thirteenth century. M. de Montaiglon, the editor of the original text of the Knight’s “Book,” who has investigated this question with laborious care, considers that the father of our author was Geoffroy de la Tour, spoken of at the beginning of the fourteenth century as lord of La Tour-Landry, Bourmont, La Galonière Loroux-Bottereau, and Cornouaille, and who, under the banner of the Count of Anjou in 1336, distinguished himself by his courage in the war with the English.

This Geoffroy de la Tour had two sons, our Geoffroy, who was the eldest, and another named Arquade, who is supposed to have been much younger than his brother. The latter, our Geoffroy de la Tour-Landry, appears from his own account to have been present at the seige of Aguillon in 1346. His name again appears in a military muster in 1363. We know that he married Jeanne de Rougé, younger daughter of Bonabes de Rougé, lord of Erval, vicomte of La Guerche, and chamberlain to the king, but we are unacquainted with the date of this marriage, though in 1371 and 1372, when he composed the following book, he must have been married a sufficient length of time to have sons and daughters of an age to require instruction of this kind.

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cme/KntTour-L/1:2?rgn=div1;view=fulltext

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Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Joseph vicomte de Guerdavid Sexe: Masculin
Naissance : 1886
Décès : 1961
Parents:
Père: Le Rouge de Guerdavid, “Gaston”,Georges,Amaury,Marie comte de Guerdavid
Mère: Robien (de), Marguerite

Famille:
Mariage: 01 mars 1916 à Freigné (49)
Conjoint:
Ghaisne de Bourmont (de), “Sophie” Juliette Louise Marie-Joseph Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : 19 février 1890 à Nantes (44)
Décès : 21 décembre 1970 à Carantec (29)
Parents:
Père: Ghaisne de Bourmont (de), Louis seigneur de Bourmont 20
Mère: Say, Baptistine

Enfant(s):
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Marie-Josèphe Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : EST 1917
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Antoinette Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : 1918
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Louis
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Marguerite Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : vers 1921
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Henri
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Pierre comte de Guerdavid
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Jeanne Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : 1925
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Yvonne Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Jean
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Paul
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Anne
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, “René”-Gabriel
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Thérèse Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : –contemporain–

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Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Louis Sexe: Masculin
Naissance : vers 1920
Parents:
Père: Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Joseph vicomte de Guerdavid
Mère: Ghaisne de Bourmont (de), “Sophie” Juliette Louise Marie-Joseph

Famille:
Mariage: 1955
Conjoint:
Guillet de La Brosse, Maryvonne Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : 10 août 1925

Enfant(s):
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Xavier Sexe: Masculin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Cécile Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Isabelle Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Catherine Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Anne-France Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : –contemporain–

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Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Henri Sexe: Masculin
Naissance : 1923
Décès : 06 novembre 2007
Inhumation : 12 novembre 2007 à Tours (37)
Parents:
Père: Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Joseph vicomte de Guerdavid
Mère: Ghaisne de Bourmont (de), “Sophie” Juliette Louise Marie-Joseph

Famille:
Conjoint:
Frémond de La Merveillère (de), Rosane Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : 1922
Parents:
Père: Frémond de La Merveillère (de), Antoine
Mère: Walsh de Serrant, Mathilde

Enfant(s):
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Hugues-Antoine Sexe: Masculin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, “Tugdual”-Yffic Sexe: Masculin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Maud-Sophie Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Marie-Assunta Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Albéric Sexe: Masculin
Naissance : –contemporain–

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Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Jean Sexe: Masculin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Parents:
Père: Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Joseph vicomte de Guerdavid
Mère: Ghaisne de Bourmont (de), “Sophie” Juliette Louise Marie-Joseph

Famille:
Conjoint:
O’Rorke, Mary Sexe: Féminin

Enfant(s):
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Bruno Sexe: Masculin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Edith Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Thierry

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Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Paul Sexe: Masculin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Parents:
Père: Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Joseph vicomte de Guerdavid
Mère: Ghaisne de Bourmont (de), “Sophie” Juliette Louise Marie-Joseph

Famille:
Mariage: –contemporain–
Conjoint:
Léon de Tréverret, Marie Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Parents:
Père: Léon de Tréverret, “Charles” Marie Joseph
Mère: Penguern (de), “Elvire” Eugénie

Enfant(s):
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Chantal Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Béatrice Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Nicole Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Dominique Sexe: Masculin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Agnès Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : –contemporain–

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Kersauson (de), Tugdual Sexe: Masculin
Parents:
Père: Kersauson (de), Alain
Mère: Denesvre de Domecy (de), Cécile

Famille:
Conjoint:
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Anne Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Parents:
Père: Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Joseph vicomte de Guerdavid
Mère: Ghaisne de Bourmont (de), “Sophie” Juliette Louise Marie-Joseph

Enfant(s):
Kersauson (de), Alain Sexe: Masculin
Naissance : –contemporain–

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Le Rouge de Guerdavid, “René”-Gabriel Sexe: Masculin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Parents:
Père: Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Joseph vicomte de Guerdavid
Mère: Ghaisne de Bourmont (de), “Sophie” Juliette Louise Marie-Joseph

Famille:
Conjoint:
Kersauson (de), Guyonne Sexe: Féminin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Parents:
Père: Kersauson (de), Alain
Mère: Denesvre de Domecy (de), Cécile

Enfant(s):
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Guy
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Michel Sexe: Masculin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Lionel Sexe: Masculin
Naissance : –contemporain–
Le Rouge de Guerdavid, Gaëtan Sexe: Masculin
Naissance : –contemporain–

http://www.de-bric-et-de-broc.com/France/maille.html
http://www.de-bric-et-de-broc.com/France/tourlandry.html#francoisdemaille

Geoffroy de la Tour-Landry
(1320-1391)
1) ép. 1353 Jeanne de Rougé
(?-ap. 1383)
soeur de Mahaut de Rougé
et fille de Bonnabes de Rougé
seigneur d’Erval
vicomte de la Guerche
chambellan du roi
et de Jeanne de Maillé
fille de Jean de Maillé
seigneur de Clervaux
et de Thomasse de Doué
2) ép. 1380 Marguerite des Roches
veuve de Jean Clérambault
Dame de la Motte-de-Pendu

Ponthus de la Tour-Landry
(1381-1447)
chevalier
seigneur de la Tour landry
de Bourmont
du Loroux-Bottereau
baron de Bouloir en Vendomois
ép. N, Sidoine (v.1380-?)

http://www.de-bric-et-de-broc.com/France/tourlandry.html#francoisdemaille

Urbain de Maillé-Brézé (French pronunciation: ​[yʁbɛ̃ də maje bʁeze]) (1597 – February 13, 1650), was a Marshal of France during the Thirty Years’ War and Franco-Spanish War (1635).
He was married to Nicole du Plessis-Richelieu, sister of cardinal Richelieu.
Urbain de Maillé-Brézé had a brilliant career. He was ambassador in Sweden in 1631, Marshal of France in 1632 and viceroy of Catalonia in 1641.
Urbain de Maillé-Brézé fought in many battles. He participated in the Siege of La Rochelle (1627–1628). In 1635 he conquered Heidelberg and Speyer, together with Jacques-Nompar de Caumont, duc de la Force, at the head of the Army of Germany.
In 1635 he was put, together with Gaspard III de Coligny, at the head of the French army that invaded Flanders. They victorious at the Battle of Les Avins against the Spanish, but the Siege of Leuven was a complete failure.

In 1641, together with duc de la Meilleraye, he conquered Lens in 3 days, Aire-sur-la-Lys (august) and Bapaume (September).
After these successes Maillé-Brézé was made Viceroy of newly conquered Catalonia. He attempted to drive the Spanish from Collioure, Perpignan and Sainte-Marie, but failed. In May 1642 he was replaced and retired from active duty to spend the rest of his life in his castle in Milly-le-Meugon.

Marriage and children[edit source | editbeta]
He married on November 25, 1617 Nicole du Plessis-Richelieu (1587–1635), sister of cardinal Richelieu. They had two children :
Jean Armand de Maillé-Brézé, (1619-1646), French admiral.
Claire-Clémence de Maillé-Brézé, (1628–1694), married Louis II de Bourbon, prince de Condé

Claire Clémence de Maillé-Brézé (25 February 1628 – 16 April 1694) was a French noblewoman from the Brézé family and a niece of Cardinal Richelieu. She married Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Condé, known as Le Grand Condé (The Great Condé), and became the mother of Henri Jules. She was Princess of Condé and Duchess of Fronsac.

http://geneanjou.blog.lemonde.fr/2013/02/17/exposition-le-marechal-de-bourmont-itineraire-dun-grand-angevin/

8 Marie-Henri, comte de Ghaisne (1er), seigneur du Gesnetay, de Saint Michel du Bois, de Freigné et de La Cornouaille, né le 10 octobre 1662, décédé le 10 décembre 1710, Paris (à l’âge de 48 ans), chevalier, enseigne d’une compagnie d’hommes d’armes des Ordonnances du Roi, lieutenant des maréchaux de France en Bretagne, mousquetaire du roi.
… marié le 19 novembre 1697, Vernantes (Maine-et-Loire), avec…
9 Marie-Hélène de Maillé de La Tour-Landry, dame de Bourmont, née en 1666, décédée le 22 février 1752, château de Bourmont, Freigné (Maine-et-Loire) (à l’âge de 86 ans).

Geoffrey IV de la Tour Landry

Jean de Maillé de La Tour-Landry, seigneur de Bourmont, baron de La Tour-Landry, de Guillebourg et de Saint-Chartier, comte de Châteauroux, décédé le 30 novembre 1635.
… marié le 9 janvier 1602 avec…
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François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand (4 September 1768 – 4 July 1848) was a French writer, politician and diplomat, considered the founder of Romanticism in French literature.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois-Ren%C3%A9_de_Chateaubriand

http://gw.geneanet.org/garric?lang=fr;p=louis+henri;n=de+ghaisne+de+bourmont

Louis Henri DE GHAISNE DE BOURMONT

Né le 26 décembre 1705 (samedi)
Décédé le 1er novembre 1782 (vendredi) , à l’âge de 76 ans
Parents
 
M Henri DE GHAISNE DE BOURMONT 1662-1710
 
M Hélène DE MAILLÉ DE LA TOUR-LANDRY , Dame DE BOURMONT 1666-1752

Jean DE MAILLÉ

Décédé en 1563
Parents

 
Hardouin X DE MAILLÉ 1462-1525
 
Françoise DE LA TOUR LANDRY ca 1470-

http://boissylechatel.free.fr/seigneurs.htm

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