Archives de Tag: Philippe de Gueldre

Philippa of Guelders, Marie of Guise’s prickly grandmother

Much like her granddaughter Marie of Lorraine-Guise, Philippa of Guelders did not receive much attention from French historians. Only the final part of her life, spent in a convent at Pont-à-Mousson in the Lorraine region, inspired some rare biographers. The first was Hilarion de Coste (1595-1661), member of the Order of the Minimes de Saint […]

Mary of Guise’s Book of Hours

Every noblewoman had hers, from the thirteenth century onwards, and depending on her wealth, it was more or less decorated and illuminated with more or less art. Mary of Guise’s Book of Hours, a XVth century manuscript, comes from St. Benedict’s Abbey, Fort Augustus, and is kept now in the National Library of Scotland. « Of […]