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Château de Chinon
Transcript of Château de Chinon
King Henry II built Château de Chinon for himself as a place to live.
WHO LIVED IN THE CASTLE?
King Henry II and Charles VII lived in the castle throughout its use. WHEN WAS THE CASTLE BUILT?
Château de Chinon was built in 954.
WHEN WAS THE CASTLE USED?
Château de Chinon was used between the 5th century
and the 17th century.
WHERE IS THE NEAREST CITY LOCATED?
Nearest city: Chinon
WHY WAS THE CASTLE BUILT?
Château de Chinon was built to replace the old, wooden
stronghold in the city.
WHY WAS THE CASTLE BUILT WHERE IT WAS?
Château de Chinon was built where it was, because of the
nearby river (Vienne River) that allowed for a good trading position.
WHAT TYPE OF CASTLE IS CHATEAU DE CHINON? The castle is a fort.
WHAT WAS ITS PURPOSE?
The purpose of the castle was city defense and a
prison. Joan of Arc visited Charles VII during the 15th century to convince him to liberate France from the English. Château de Chinon became a refuge for Catholic Vendeans during the Reign of Terror. Many of them were murdered, and some people think that these murders were one of the first modern acts of genocide. OUR SOURCES: