Strange goings-on in a remote French castle haunted one fourteenth century chronicler all his life
This is a really cool story. Thanks for writing it! I thought I knew my Froissart pretty well but this was a new story to me. Although, I was familiar with Gaston III (Phoebus, because he was reportedly as handsome as Apollo). Orthéz is still as beautifully atmospheric today as it must have been in the 14th Century -- especially in the autumn. There is a mystery and eeriness about that area which is neither quite French nor quite Spanish.
What also struck me about this story is it is right at the time of the Peasant's Revolt and also the time of John of Gaunt's escapades in Castille. The Count of Foix seemed to be right in the middle of things and having a ghost that could tell you what is happening would have been a huge advantage. What a great story!
The only thing that could have made it better, IMHO, is if it had a tailor and three dead kings in it! 😁
Need a ghost like Orton at home.
Wow, that’s one crazy story! Thanks for sharing and Happy Halloween!
A spooktacular story!!! Happy Halloween!
So the story continues generation later but we call it the internet and the borders change leaving dead hated babies in a pile the size of Mount Everest in the name of progress !
So history repeats itself and many of the Beetle
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Love hearing someone else’s neighborhood gossip