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Set during the reigns of the last five kings of the Capetian dynasty and the first two kings of the House of Valois, the series begins as the French King Philip the Fair, already surrounded... See full summary »
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Gilles Béhat Gilles Béhat ...  Charles IV le Bel / ... 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Hélène Duc Hélène Duc ...  Mahaut d'Artois 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean-Luc Moreau Jean-Luc Moreau ...  Guccio Baglioni / ... 6 episodes, 1972-1973
André Luguet ...  Hugues de Bouville 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean Piat Jean Piat ...  Robert d'Artois 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Louis Seigner Louis Seigner ...  Spinello Tolomeï 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean Desailly ...  Narrator / ... 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean Deschamps Jean Deschamps ...  Charles de Valois 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Catherine Rouvel Catherine Rouvel ...  Béatrice d'Hirson 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Georges Staquet Georges Staquet ...  Lormet 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean Chevrier ...  Gaucher de Châtillon / ... 4 episodes, 1973
Anne Kreis Anne Kreis ...  Marie de Cressay 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Josep Maria Flotats Josep Maria Flotats ...  Philippe V le Long / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Robert Party Robert Party ...  Louis d'Evreux 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Patrick Préjean Patrick Préjean ...  Pierre de Cressay 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Catherine Rich Catherine Rich ...  Jeanne de Bourgogne / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Guy Saint-Jean Guy Saint-Jean ...  Jean de Cressay 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Henri Virlojeux Henri Virlojeux ...  Le cardinal Duèze / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Benoît Brione Benoît Brione ...  Philippe VI de Valois / ... 3 episodes, 1973
Janine Crispin ...  Dame Eliabel de Cressay / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Geneviève Casile Geneviève Casile ...  Isabelle d'Angleterre 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Pierre Gallon Pierre Gallon ...  Alain de Pareilles 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Monique Lejeune Monique Lejeune ...  Clémence de Hongrie 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Claudine Raffalli Claudine Raffalli ...  Eudeline 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Robert Nogaret Robert Nogaret ...  Louis de Bourbon 3 episodes, 1973
René Roussel René Roussel ...  Jean de Marigny 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Georges Ser Georges Ser ...  Louis X Le Hutin / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean Amos Jean Amos ...  Caumont 2 episodes, 1973
Muriel Baptiste Muriel Baptiste ...  Marguerite de Bourgogne 2 episodes, 1972
Claude Brosset Claude Brosset ...  Souastre 2 episodes, 1973
André Falcon André Falcon ...  Enguerrand de Marigny 2 episodes, 1972
Florence Dunoyer Florence Dunoyer ...  Lady le Despenser 2 episodes, 1972-1973
André Haber André Haber ...  Jean de Fiennes 2 episodes, 1973
Michel Favory Michel Favory ...  Miles de Noyer 2 episodes, 1973
Catherine Hubeau Catherine Hubeau ...  Blanche de Bourgogne 2 episodes, 1972
Jean-Pierre Jorris Jean-Pierre Jorris ...  Evard / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Claude Giraud ...  Mortimer 2 episodes, 1973
Françoise Meyruels Françoise Meyruels ...  Angelina 2 episodes, 1973
Antoinette Martin Antoinette Martin ...  Une dame de Parage / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Robert Lombard Robert Lombard ...  Portefruit 2 episodes, 1972
Eric Kruger Eric Kruger ...  Kent 2 episodes, 1973
André Mathis André Mathis ...  Maltravers 2 episodes, 1973
Ghislaine Porret Ghislaine Porret ...  Jeanne 'La boiteuse' / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Yvon Sarray Yvon Sarray ...  Thierry d'Hirson 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Georges Riquier Georges Riquier ...  Eudes de Bourgogne 2 episodes, 1973
William Sabatier William Sabatier ...  Leicester 'Tors-Col' 2 episodes, 1973
Jean Turlier Jean Turlier ...  Kièrez / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Gilles Vidal Gilles Vidal ...  Hugues le Despenser 2 episodes, 1972-1973
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Set during the reigns of the last five kings of the Capetian dynasty and the first two kings of the House of Valois, the series begins as the French King Philip the Fair, already surrounded by scandal and intrigue, brings a curse upon his family when he persecutes the Knights Templar. The succession of monarchs that follows leads France and England to the Hundred Years' War. Written by morroviolet

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21 December 1972 (France) See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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You can trust me, I wouldn't joke about the 14th century
12 March 2005 | by VarboroSee all my reviews

When you see the names of Maurice Druon, Marcel Jullian and Claude Barma you can expect something clever and good ! You are right, this one is great. Not much more to say. 6 of the 7 books written by Maurice Druon were adapted for this TV series. Jean Piat, a major french actor, is the main character, Robert d'Artois, and the series is about this character, beginning with the sad "affaires des brus du roy", to his death during the premises of the "guerre de 100 ans". It's probably the most difficult part of France and England history and some clues are given here about the usurpation of the crown of St Louis by the family of Valois against the more legitimate heirs, Edward III of England and Charles d'Evreux ( Charles le mauvais, Roi de Navarre). Well, about this the film is quite confusing, but Caveat ! It is not historically accurate, it is a novel about Robert D'Artois, and must be taken as a novel featuring real historical characters in an historical background. It is very interesting, but some events are inaccurate, or wrong. The talent of Maurice Druon is to make all this realistic, and he did quite a job of historian and writer ! Chapeau bas !

Anyway, it is wonderful for any foreigner (or even any french student). I don't like TV, and I don't own one myself, but when I see such a pure jewel, I must admit sometimes TV can be clever and even brilliant. I am very glad to own a copy to watch on my computer, it was not easy to get even here in France. If they are available in your country, read the books, too ! don't hesitate to write me to exchange ideas, opinions or informations about the 14th century. I'd like to get some other TV series about the same period : Gaston Phebus and even more Catherine. It seems they are completely unavailable anywhere, even at the INA.


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