[France] Anthoinne de Bourbon Conte de Moret. Conseiller du Roy en ses conseil Abbe' de sainct estienne de Caen:
Moncornet excudit. [n.d. c.1700.]
Engraving. 160 x 115mm. 6¼ x 4½".
Antoine de Bourbon-Bueil (1607-1632), Count of Moret, was the legitimised son of the French King Henry IV (1553-1610) and his mistress Jacqueline de Bueil (1558-1651). He conspired with Gaston d'Orleans against the policy for the establishment of a strong Royal Government, and took part in the rebellion led by himself and the Duke of Montmorency against King Louis XIII, which led to the Battle of Castelnaudary. He was wounded during the battle, but his body was never found, and legend had it that he survived and carried on the life of a hermit in Anjou.
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