Chateau Chinon. By Hannah Gerkensmeyer Period:1 French 3. Chateau Chinon is a huge castle that dominates the entire town of Chinon, and extends along a raised plateau above the river Vienne, in France's Loire Valley.
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By Hannah Gerkensmeyer
In 1562 the chateau came briefly into the possession of the Huguenots and was turned into a state prison by Henry IV of France Henry IV of France
Henry IV , Henri-Quatre, was King of France from 1589 to 1610 and King of Navarre from 1572 to 1610. He was the first monarch of the Bourbon branch of the Capetian dynasty in France.
. After that it was abandoned until 1793 when, during the Reign of Terror Reign of Terror
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This chateau is where Charles VII Charles VII lived.
In 1308, three senior officers of the Knights Templar, including the Grand Master,Jacques du Molay, were incarcerated before their condemnation and execution in Paris.
The site appears to have been used for a Gallo-Roman castrum
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Templar in the Donjon du Coudray at the Château of Chinon, France