Saint Begga. (615 – 17 December 693) After the death of her husband, she founded seven churches  and built a convent, where she spent her days as an abbess. According to Wikipedia, she is a direct ancestor of the modern British royal family. #royals #saints #nuns

Begga de Landen, Abbess of Ardenne Saint Begga (also Begue) – December was the daughter of Pepin of Landen, mayor of the palace of Austrasia, and his wife Itta. My great grandmother.

Clovis, the son of Childeric, conquered all of Gaul. From then on, it will be called "France". He forced the awe of his warriors. A soldier once broke a vase, that Clovis claimed as share of the catch, with his axe. He paid his audacity with death. Clovis hit him on the head with the soldiers axe, according to the story of the Vase of Soissons.

Clovis, the son of Childeric, receiving tributes from Roman towns during his conquest of Roman Gaul

St. Clotilda: 475-545; Saint Clotilde was the second wife of the Frankish king Clovis I, and a princess of the kingdom of Burgundy. Venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church, she was instrumental to her husband's famous conversion to Christianity and, in her later years, was known for her almsgiving and penitential works of mercy.

Clotilda: Saint Clotilde was the second wife of the Frankish king…

La reine Clotilde- Après la mort de Clovis, à Tours, Clotilde imposa des évêques burgondes réfugiés auprés d'elle. Veuve très pieuse, elle est la première reine chrétienne qui ait fondé plusieurs établissements religieux. Si, faute de documents sûrs, certains restent légendaires tel l'ancien couvent royal des Andelys, de nos jours 2 édifices sont certainement attribués à cette reine.

La reine Clotilde- Après la mort de Clovis, à Tours, Clotilde imposa des évêques burgondes réfugiés auprés d'elle. Veuve très pieuse, elle est la première reine chrétienne qui ait fondé plusieurs établissements religieux. Si, faute de documents sûrs, certains restent légendaires tel l'ancien couvent royal des Andelys, de nos jours 2 édifices sont certainement attribués à cette reine.

Marjorie Bruce Princess of Scotland | st margaret of scotland beautiful strong willed and devout

Saint Matilda of Scotland, Queen of Henry I of England - kings-and-queens Photo Ancestor

King Clovis I Date: ca. 1250 Geography: Made in Burgundy, France Culture: French Medium: Limestone with traces of paint Dimensions: Overall: 74 1/2 in. (189.2 cm) Accession Number: 40.51.1 Metropolitan Museum of Art

King Clovis I Date: ca. 1250 Geography: Made in Burgundy, France Culture: French Medium: Limestone with traces of paint Dimensions: Overall: 74 in. cm) Accession Number: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Belt Buckle Frankish (Artist) PERIOD 7th century (Early Medieval) MEDIUM tin-plated bronze

Belt Buckle Frankish (Artist) PERIOD 7th century (Early Medieval) MEDIUM tin-plated bronze

Chilperic I (ca. 539 – September 584) was the king of Neustria (or Soissons) from 561 to his death. He was one of the sons of the Frankish king Clotaire I and Queen Aregund. Immediately after the death of his father in 561, he endeavoured to take possession of the whole kingdom, seized the treasure amassed in the royal town of Berny and entered Paris.

Fredegund: Vicious Tyrant or Average Merovingian Royal? An interesting article about this Queen. [married to King Chilperic I; Fredegund of Soissons born about 0543 Paris, Seine, France died about 0597 Paris, Seine, France.

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