Harriette de Falaise, Countess of Montaigne

Harriette de Falaise, Countess of Montaigne

Female 1003 - 1050  (47 years)

 

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We could not find this match! But someone has to take this lovely postcard picture found in a Normandy market.

...this lovely postcard picture found in a Normandy market.

Entrance to the castle of Falaise

Harlette, or was that harlot? Of Falaise

We could not find this match! But someone has to take this lovely postcard picture found in a Normandy market.
We could not find this match! But someone has to take this lovely postcard picture found in a Normandy market.

Harlette, daughter of Fulbert the Tanner, changed the course of history for ever when she raised her skirts a little higher than necessary in the courtyard of Gilbert Count of Brionne, one of the most powerful landowners in Normandy.

Ambitions of a medieval lady

Her charms were noticed and she was summoned to Gilbert’s side.  Soon ambitious Harlette (also know as Hervela) was no longer stamping dye in a courtyard but a fragrant and gilded lady.  After the usual 9 months a son, Richard, was born

Fabulous if fickle, Harlette then caught the eye of Robert, 6th Duke of Normandy. Robert, just 21, was a direct descendent of Rollo the Viking. In a heartbeat Harlette left Château de Brionne for Robert and the Château of Falaise.

Entrance to the castle of Falaise

Pride and passion

Harlette was proud as well as gorgeous and demanded to enter the castle on horseback, not be shuffled in by the back door like his other conquests.  The young Duke was infatuated and allowed her outrageous wish.

Harlette arrived at the entrance to Falaise castle on a white horse, bedecked in the finest clothes and jewels her previous lover had bought her.



Harriette de Falaise




Owner/Source"Harlette de Falaise:, Biography, http://www.normandythenandnow.com/harlette-or-was-that-harlot-of-falaise/, abstracted by David A. Hennessee, info@classroomfurniture.com, revisited or retrieved, recorded & uploaded to the website, www.TheHennesseeFamily.com, Monday, March 12th, 2018
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