THE DAILY REFORMER (NEW YORK, UNITED STATES)
On this date in 1524, the French aristocrat Jean de Poitiers, Seigneur de Saint Vallier lay his head on a chopping-block. He kept it there for a full hour, but the headsman never swung the blade — and Jean de Poitiers walked away with a royal clemency. This lucky Seigneur had been caught up in an English- and Habsburg-backed plot by the Constable of France to break off a chunk of France. (Said Constable fled to Charles V.) Jean de Poitiers skated on noblesse oblige and lesser culpability, but there’s a scurrilous story that he was heard thanking God as…
All news text, graphics, videos and multimedia content remain the copyrights of the credited original article publisher, in this case - Latest Articles
The Daily Reformer is an American conservative news aggregator and publisher with a mission to provide "the smart take on American conservative news.
Contact Information: amnon (at) thedailyreformer dot com