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Count of Évreux

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The Count of Évreux was a French noble title and was named for the county of Évreux in Normandy. It was successively used by the Norman dynasty, the Montfort-l'Amaury family, the Capetian's as well as the House of La Tour d'Auvergne. The title is today used by Prince Michel, Count of Évreux, a member of the House of Orléans.

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My dear comrades, good morning! Today I take you to visit the cathedral of Evreux, probably one of the most accursed place from the region. Really, when I attacked the subject, I said to myself "but it's not possible, they have no luck... ", Come on, let's go back together on his story and you will see it, there is matter! If we have the written record of an old structure mounted at the current location, probably a timber construction, the cathedral that we see today was built in the eleventh century. Gilbert the crane, bishop of the city, loop the building site after dozens of years of work. Yes I know, the Crane is weird like name ... actually it was a nickname because apparently he was very tall and that we can confirm since we found his tomb in the nineteenth century in the cathedral: his sarcophagus was 1m90, quite improbable for the time ... the dude put me squarely a head! Early twelfth, the Romanesque cathedral is flamboyant new, a little gem ... but not for long ... In 1119, Henry I, King of England, sends his troops on the count of Evreux, Amaury III de Montfort, vassal of the king of France. On the advice of the bishop of Evreux, Audin, who is loyal to England, Henry 1st burns the whole city, including the cathedral which becomes a real field of ruin. His baptism of fire is the case of the say, will quickly become a local tradition ... The reconstruction of the building starts from 1126 and continues until 1140. The choir, the transept and the nave are redone, the cathedral becomes more beautiful than ever. I would like us to make a little aside, because I do not know for you, but me, when it comes to architecture, I am not very comfortable. So it's nice to say the choir, the transept and the nave, but what exactly is it? The choir is where the altar is. not too complicated. The nave is basically the part that goes from the entrance of the cathedral to the choir, knowing that there may be several nave. In this case, this part that I come to describe is the main nave. Then, The transept. This is a special case nave then that is the nave that will cut the main nave perpendicularly. So the transept is the nave that will form the Christian cross in architecture of the building and which often goes through the choir. We can add that at the bottom of buildings religious as here in the cathedral of Evreux, you often have a rounding that comes after the choir, that's the continuation of the nave with what is called the ambulatory where we can ... wander! That's it, you are now an architect, congratulations and good game of Minecraft ! The cathedral is so new end XIIeme ! But again ... not for long! In effect the tensions between France and England are more alive than ever. John Lackland, brother of the king of England Richard heart Lion and Regent of the city of Evreux, convenes nearly 300 French officers at a big banquet and, as in Game Of Thrones, have them all massacred at the moment of the toast. The King of France, Philippe Auguste, lives quite wrong this situation and decides to burn everything in 1195 ... including the cathedral ... Following this, the works do not really the time to revive since in 1198, Richard returns to Evreux and burns it a again in the wake. Here. It will take almost 20 years to accumulate enough funds to launch the restoration campaigns. In 1220, we then hear again the sweet his chisels against the stone but this time, for a transformation in rule of the cathedral, which must be the latest fashion. The Romanesque building is evolving to the Gothic. So here too, it would take a special video on architecture to understand the real differences, or rather the changes that operate in a certain continuity of Romanesque architecture, because it's complex. But basically, we bring a little more light, we reinforce this impression verticality, height seen from the inside, the patterns are more complex. However, this work does not end and 100 years later, only the nave and the choir of the cathedral are finished. What may not be such a bad thing thing ... Because in 1356, back at it again! The King of France Jean II, said "The good", is in conflict with his son-in-law Charles II of Navarre, Count of Evreux, said "the bad", who wants to take his place. King John decides to set fire to the city and to the cathedral ... And it works average since does not manage to take back Evreux. But when John II died Charles V replaces him and he wants to take back the city. And in 1378, guess what our good king does to reach his ends? Yes ... he puts the town back on fire and so ... to Cathedral ! Again... Finally peace for the cathedral of Evreux ? Unfortunately no, because tradition is the tradition ! Much later, on June 11, 1940, the Germans bomb the city of Evreux. The houses catch fire, the flames spread to cathedral towers, the famous lead spire from the transept tower melt and the molten metal pours through the mouth gargoyles. A vision of apocalypse which leaves a large part of the building in ruins. No luck huh? When it doesn’ doesn’t... The good news in this story is that the very precious stained glass windows of the cathedral, dating in particular from the fourteenth century, were saved by dismounting them before the conflict and reinstalling them in 1953. Whew!? No. It was not counting on Mother Nature! After have resisted wars and fires for nearly 6 centuries without even having been protected, these famous stained glass will be victims of an incredible hailstorm the size of an egg in 1983. They will be simply sprayed ... The history of the Evreux cathedral could pass for that of a cursed place as I suggested at the beginning of the episode, but on my side, I prefer to see there the incredible human adventure that has been to overcome these tests for make it today the magnificent monument who is behind me. Nowadays new stained glass windows were installed, a new arrow dresses the north tower, and many renovations have done justice to the many architects who have succeeded for 900 years.A place that continues to live and tell these stories, great pretext for the discovery of the great History. Thank you all for watching this episode and thank you to Eure Tourisme without whom this video would not exist. If you like old people monuments like the Evreux cathedral, I strongly advise you to go a tour at the Museum of Art and History of Evreux, former residence of the bishop, in which we find a beautiful collection of religious objects and also the ancient wall still visible! I'm counting on your thumbs, your comments, your sharing, it will help us to renew the visit of such incredible places that here! See you next for news adventures! Hi !


House of Normandy

House of Montfort-l'Amaury

In 1195, the county became the property of John of England. Amaury IV was later created the Earl of Gloucester

House of Capet

Confiscated by Charles V of France
Exchanged for the newly-created Duchy of Nemours

House of Stewart

House of Brezé

House of Valois

House of La Tour d'Auvergne

House of Orléans

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