• Short Summary

    QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER, ON HER PRIVATE HOLIDAY IN FRANCE, VISITED THE ANCIENT ABBEY OF FONTEVRAULT, NEAR TOURS, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER, ON HER PRIVATE HOLIDAY IN FRANCE, VISITED THE ANCIENT ABBEY OF FONTEVRAULT, NEAR TOURS, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).THERE, IN WHAT IS NOW A PRISON, SHE SAW THE TOMBS OF FOUR PLANTAGENET MONARCHS WHO RULED ENGLAND AND MUCH OF FRANCE IN THE 12TH AND 13 THE CENTURIES.THE TOMBS INCLUDED THOSE OF HENRY II AND RICHARD THE LION HEART.

    THE QUEEN MOTHER HAS PLANNED TO VISIT EIGHT OR NINE CHATEAUX IN THE LOVELY LOIRE VALLEY.IT IS HER FIRST VISIT TO THE REGION AND SHE HAS BEEN USING ONE OF HER OWN CARS SENT FROM LONDON FOR THE OCCASION.

    TEA-TIME HOSTS OF THE QUEEN MOTHER ON FRIDAY WERE THE COMTE AND COMTESSE DE BLACAS AT THE CHATEAU D'USSE.THE CHATEAU IS REGARDED AS A TYPICAL EXAMPLE OF THE "TRANSITION" BUILDING BETWEEN THE MEDIEVAL FORTRESS AND THE RENAISSANCE PALACE AND HAS MANY ART REASSURES INCLUDING A VIRGIN BY THE FLORENTINE SCULPTOR, LUCA DELLA ROBBIA.USSE IS SAID TO HAVE INSPIRED CHARLES PERRAULT TO WRITE THE SLEEPING BEAUTY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA70SS92GAYDGQSCPOENCXUMS0X
    Media URN:
    VLVA70SS92GAYDGQSCPOENCXUMS0X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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