Dupont-Madinier, A. Passage de Marguerite de Valois a Saint-Amant-Tallende et Saint Saturnin (octobre–novembre 1586), in: Proslogion: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Social History and Culture, 2017. Vol. 3 (1). P. 209–220.
Antoine Dupont-Madinier, independent researcher (BH2 6NE, UK, Bournemouth, Dorset, 3 Durrant Road)
This article aims to make more precise some details of political biography of Marguerite de Valois, queen of Navarre, sister of last kings deriving from Valois dynasty and spouse of Henri of Navarre, future Henri IV, king of France. Fromthe stay of Marguerite de Valois, queen of Navarre, in Auvergne, her wandering to Carlat (1585), her flight to Ibois and her long residence in Usson (1587–1605), have been widely documented. On the other hand, owing to poor documentation, relatively little is known by the scholars about the three weeks following her arrest and the brief passage in Saint-Amant-Tallende and Saint Saturnin. This article gathers all the elements that exist in this brief period of his life, but probably one of the most desperate. Analyzing all these few documents kept in the National Library of Russia, National Library of France as well as some other sources the author, co-owner of Saint-Amant-Murol, tries to explain the choices that have been made regarding her captivity and the conditions of it and finally lists the still existing traces of its passage.
Key Words: Marguerite de Valois, Reine Margot, Marquis de Canillac, Auvergne, Henri III, Catherine de Medicis, Henri de Navarre