viernes, 3 de julio de 2015

July 3: Today is the anniversary of the coronation of Hugh Capet, king of France in 987. The Capetian Dynasty is one of the largest and oldest royal houses of Europe.



12th century portrayal of Hugh Capet. Robert the Strong also known as Rutpert, also known as Robert IV of Worms.


Actually, "Capet" was a nickname meaning "head of the family" and the real surname was Robertians. The ancestor was Robert "The Strong", Count of Paris in the year 820. There are currently two descendants of the powerful Robertian branch of the "Capet": King Juan Carlos of Bourbon king of Spain, and the Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, both through the branch of the Bourbons.

Hugh Capet, King of France and his kingdom around the year one thousand.

For a decade, Hugh Capet openly competed with the king. But above all, his opponent was Charles of Lorraine, who was accused of all possible evils of wanting to usurp the crown in 978, having allied with Otto II, and was then accused of adultery with the Queen Emma of Italy, his brother's wife.


Hugh Capet, King of France Wall Art & Canvas Prints by Anonymous.


Hugh Capet and his descendants used the red banner of Saint-Denis, as protector of the realm. Charlemagne used a blue banner, and the Bourbon used a white one. Hence, that is the origin of the French tricolor flag.


Coronation of Hugh Capet, King of France. (Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 2615 His divine right to rule was confirmed by coronation ceremonies ...


Historians who are based in historiography (review, verification and comparison of primary and secondary sources of information) do not agree on the day of the coronation of Hugh, or the time or the place.





Therefore, we find much speculative and fictional information about how Hugh Capet seized the throne of France, without Probate line on it. The big concern Capet King was attempting to perpetuate his dynasty at all costs.