In the spring of 1580, a band of pilgrims from the Isle of Wight travelled to France to make their way to the holy land of Jerusalem.
A group of Frenchmen led by a wealthy man named Louis de Saint-Pierre, who later became a king and queen, set off for the holy city on a magnificent horse and chariot, and arrived at the site of King Henry IV’s tomb in the town of Arles.
King Henry had been buried at the spot since the late 1530s.
The site of his tomb was soon known as “Saint-Henry’s Tomb”, and the pilgrims were met with hostility from locals.
The local people believed the horses and chariots were stolen by the royalists.
This was a major blow to the pilgrims’ morale and the town was overrun by the locals.
In the aftermath of the local conflict, the locals and the French army began a brutal campaign of destruction against the pilgrims, who were rounded up and sent to the city of Caen, where they were tortured, burned alive, and thrown into pits.
They were buried alive.
The last of the pilgrims was a woman named Henrietta de Chantelois, who was the daughter of a local priest.
The young Henrietta, who would be the first woman to rule France in the Middle Ages, had been exiled from her home in Brittany to seek a better life in the Holy Land.
When the French invaded Brittany, Henrietta took refuge in a convent in Caen.
It was there that she founded her first convent, where she would spend the next century of her life.
Henrietta became the most prominent of the Catholic Church’s women saints.
Henriette’s story was told in several novels and plays.
In 1584, she was married to the future King Henry V and they had two children.
Henriettes story was the basis for the famous play “Henry IV”, which was made into a movie by Jean-Paul Sartre.
The story of Henrietta was told by her children, and the play is often thought to be inspired by the story of King Arthur, but many believe it to be based on a true story.
Henri’s life story was also a major source for Shakespearean drama.
Henri and her husband, Charles, were known as the “three knights of the ring”, and they were said to have fought for their king’s honour in battle.
During this period, Henriette was a devout Catholic, and in 1596 she was made a nun by the Franciscan order of nuns, the Sisters of St. Joseph, in order to help her reconcile with her husband.
During the 1580s and 1590s, Henri’s family and the nuns were in an open dispute over the succession to the throne.
Henri was said to be suffering from a “disease of passion” and the convent was in danger of being destroyed.
As the conflict escalated, the nuns of St Joseph attempted to protect Henri’s marriage.
In a letter to her brother in England, Henri wrote: The last time I was here, I was struck with such a passion for my marriage that I went out to fight with my husband.
I was wounded in the head with a dagger and I had to retire to my own bed.
The nuns took the opportunity to offer her advice on how to deal with the growing tension between her husband and her father.
In response, Henri sent her husband to Scotland, where he became King James I of Scotland.
Henri had her second son, Edward, who became the first English king.
The next king, James II, would marry Henriette and have her child, Henry, the youngest of the English kings.
The couple was wed again in 1592, this time with Henrietta dying at the age of five.
Henri continued to be the mother of the king and of Henry, and Henrietta would often come to visit him in his castle at Caen during his reign.
In 1503, Henri returned to France and married another man, Henry III.
Henri told a story of her husband being poisoned by a French priest.
Henry died shortly thereafter, and shortly before his death, Henri was taken to her convent.
There, she suffered the loss of her memory and suffered severe mental illness.
She eventually died of the disease in 1595.
After her death, she had two daughters, the only two women in the history of the French church to be made a saint.
In 1496, Henri and Henry IV had a son named Louis, who died shortly after his birth.
Henri gave birth to a child named Marie-Josephe, who is remembered as the first female monarch in France.
She was succeeded by Marie-Antoinette, who ascended to the French throne in 1602.
She had her first child, a son, Louis II, in 1604.
Louis II died at the end of his reign, and Marie-Madame de Guise died soon after in 1608.