Faremoutiers Abbey ( French: Abbaye Notre-Dame de Faremoutiers) was an important Merovingian Benedictine nunnery (re-established in the 20th century) in the present Seine-et-Marne department of France. It formed an important link between the Merovingian Frankish Empire and the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Kent and East Anglia . Contents
By Susan Abernethy. Antoinette of Bourbon was the formidable matriarch of the Guise family in sixteenth century France. She had many children who were instrumental in international politics as well as in religious life including her daughter Mary of Guise, Queen of Scotland. Her grand-daughter was Mary Queen of Scots.
When Antoinette de Bourbon-Vendôme was born on 25 December 1493, in Somme, Picardie, France, her father, Francois I de Bourbon-Vendome, was 20 and her mother, Marie de Luxembourg, was 21. She married Claude de Lorraine on 9 June 1513. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters.
- Claude de Lorraine
Antoinette Guise de Lorraine was born on August 31, 1531 in Joinville, Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France, daughter of Claude I van Lotharingen Hertog Van Guise and Antoinette Capet De Bourbon-Vendome. She died on March 24, 1561 in Joinville, Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France.
Antoinette was born on December 25 1493, in Chateau de Ham, Somme department, Picardy, France. ANTOINETTE had 13 siblings: Queen Consort of Scotland - MARIE Stewart V (born de Guise) , FRANCOIS - Grand Prior of the Order of Malta - lorraine 2nd duke of guise and 11 other siblings .
Claude married Antoinette de Bourbon, daughter of François, Count of Vendôme and Marie de Luxembourg, on 9 June 1513; they had: Mary of Guise (1515–1560); married firstly Louis II d'Orléans, Duke of Longueville and secondly king James V of Scotland and had issue, including Mary, Queen of Scots; Francis, Duke of Guise (1519–1563)