The meteoric rise of the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon (more commonly known as the Knights Templar) and their equally swift fall has fueled fanciful tales and scholarly research. The order promoted their mythological origins and the extreme charges leveled against them by Philip IV of France (1285-1314) created an atmosphere of speculation.

The meteoric rise of the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon (more commonly known as the Knights Templar) and their equally swift fall has fueled fanciful tales and scholarly research. The order promoted their mythological origins and the extreme charges leveled against them by Philip IV of France (1285-1314) created an atmosphere of speculation.

A true medieval castle just 45m from Paris, the Chateau de Farcheville was built by Hugues II and Hugues III, Lords of Farcheville and Bouville, chamberlains to Philip IV of France, between the 13th and 14th century. It possesses rare northern French example of architecture.  The castle has its own moat, hunting grounds, 15 bedrooms, 1,000 acres (4.0 km2), and a helipad. Today it’s asking €45,000,000.

A true medieval castle just 45m from Paris, the Chateau de Farcheville was built by Hugues II and Hugues III, Lords of Farcheville and Bouville, chamberlains to Philip IV of France, between the 13th and 14th century. It possesses rare northern French example of architecture. The castle has its own moat, hunting grounds, 15 bedrooms, 1,000 acres (4.0 km2), and a helipad. Today it’s asking €45,000,000.

Philippe IV, the Fair (1268 - 1314). King of France from 1285 to 1314 and King of Navarre from 1284 to 1305. He married Joan I of Navarre and they had four children. He massacred the Knights Templar and they were rumored to have cursed his family because of this. He died soon after the Templar leaders were executed and his sons all died young without male heirs.

Philippe IV, the Fair (1268 - 1314). King of France from 1285 to 1314 and King of Navarre from 1284 to 1305. He married Joan I of Navarre and they had four children. He massacred the Knights Templar and they were rumored to have cursed his family because of this. He died soon after the Templar leaders were executed and his sons all died young without male heirs.

Philip the Fair  Philip IV of France – effigy at St. Denis  King of France~As early as the 14th century, the town had commune status and a county judge. In 1307, several Templars, were arrested and imprisoned in the dungeons of the château by order of Philip IV of France,

Philip the Fair Philip IV of France – effigy at St. Denis King of France~As early as the 14th century, the town had commune status and a county judge. In 1307, several Templars, were arrested and imprisoned in the dungeons of the château by order of Philip IV of France,

Isabella of France. (b.1295 - d.1358) Wife of Edward II (b.1284 - d.1327) of England She was the youngest surviving child and only surviving daughter of Philip IV of France and Joan I of Navarre. Queen Isabella was notable at the time for her beauty, diplomatic skills, and intelligence.

Isabella of France. (b.1295 - d.1358) Wife of Edward II (b.1284 - d.1327) of England She was the youngest surviving child and only surviving daughter of Philip IV of France and Joan I of Navarre. Queen Isabella was notable at the time for her beauty, diplomatic skills, and intelligence.

Isabella of France(1295-1358) married to Edward II of England all I can say is wow what a woman

Isabella of France(1295-1358) married to Edward II of England all I can say is wow what a woman

Elisabeth Bourbon of France, Queen of Spain, eldest daughter of King Henry IV. of France and Maria de Medici, first Wife of King Philip IV of Spain  - copy of painting

Elisabeth Bourbon of France, Queen of Spain, eldest daughter of King Henry IV. of France and Maria de Medici, first Wife of King Philip IV of Spain - copy of painting

Isabella of France (1295 – 22 August 1358), was Queen consort of England as the wife of Edward II of England. She was the daughter of Philip IV of France and Joan I of Navarre. By 1325 her marriage to Edward was at a breaking point. Isabella began an affair with Roger Mortimer, and the two agreed to depose Edward. The Queen returned to England with a small mercenary army in 1326. The King's forces deserted him. Isabella deposed Edward, becoming regent on behalf of her son, Edward III.

Isabella of France (1295 – 22 August 1358), was Queen consort of England as the wife of Edward II of England. She was the daughter of Philip IV of France and Joan I of Navarre. By 1325 her marriage to Edward was at a breaking point. Isabella began an affair with Roger Mortimer, and the two agreed to depose Edward. The Queen returned to England with a small mercenary army in 1326. The King's forces deserted him. Isabella deposed Edward, becoming regent on behalf of her son, Edward III.

1615ca. Elisabeth de France by Frans Pourbus the Younger (Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe Germany)

1615ca. Elisabeth de France by Frans Pourbus the Younger (Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe Germany)

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