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Coronation of Louis VIII and Blanche of Castile at Reims in 1223
Coronation of Louis VIII and Blanche of Castile at Reims in 1223
label QS:Len,"Coronation of Louis VIII and Blanche of Castile at Reims in 1223"
label QS:Lfr,"Couronnement de Louis VIII le Lion."
English: a miniature from the Grandes Chroniques de France
Français : Grandes Chroniques de France, enluminées par Jean Fouquet, Tours, vers 1455-1460 Paris, BnF, département des Manuscrits, Français 6465, fol. 247 (Livre de Louis VIII).
Le 6 août 1223, à Reims, Louis VIII le Lion et son épouse Blanche de Castille, sont couronnés par l'archevêque Guillaume de Joinville, en présence de Hugues IV, duc de Bourgogne, du comte de Flandre et de l'évêque de Beauvais, qui tiennent respectivement la couronne de la reine, l'épée et la dalmatique du roi ; des prélats et des barons du royaume.
Date 1450s
date QS:P571,+1450-00-00T00:00:00Z/8
Medium miniature
institution QS:P195,Q193563

The Pairs of France are clearly visible on the image:

  • The archbishop of Reims is crowning the King.
  • The Duke of Burgundy carries the crown.
  • The Bishop of Laon (behind the archbishop) carries the Sainte Ampoule.
  • The Dukes of Normandy and Guyenne carry the square banners with the lilies.
  • The Bishop of Langres, Hugues de Montréal, carries the sceptre.
  • The Bishop of Beauvais, Milon de Nanteuil, carries the royal mantle. (far right)
  • The Count of Toulouse is not visible, but would be carrying the spurs.
  • The Bishop of Châlons is not visible, but would be carrying the royal ring.
  • The Count of Flanders carries the royal sword, the Joyeuse.
  • The Bishop of Noyon is not visible, but would be carrying the belt.
  • The Count of Champagne carries the royal banner, the Oriflamme.


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