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Entry of Charles IX and Catherine de' Medici into Bayonne to meet Elisabeth de Valois. (Bayonne: May-June 1565)
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Recueil des choses notables qui ont esté faites à Bayonne, à l'entreueuë du roy treschrestien neufieme de ce nom, [et] la royne sa treshonoree mere, auec la royne catholique sa soeur. (Paris, 1566)
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  Title_page
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  Section "Receuil des choses notables ..."
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  Entry Of Elisabeth de Valois into Bayonne.
List Of Spanish noblemen, including the Duke of Alba, accompanying the Queen on her entry into the city.
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  Procession
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  Poem Recited by a dwarf, this "cartel" introduces the pageant which is to follow.
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  Pageant Seven princes, among them the King's brother, dressed as knights.
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  Poem Addressed by the Duke de Nemours and his company to the King.
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  Ceremony The Duke of Alba gives the King the Order of the Golden Fleece.
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  Castle An artificial castle built within the ballroom, within which the enactment of Merlin's prophecy takes place.
Theatrical_Performance In which six knights (among them the Duke of Nemours) defend themselves against knights from other nations. In accordance with the prophecies of Merlin, the triumph of one knight (played by the King's brother) represents the victory of Christianity.
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  Dumb_show Performed by the French companies.
Procession Of French nobility and their companies into the ballroom, each performing a short mime.
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  Chariot Bearing the figure of Love.
Intermezzo In which a fairy introduces the entry of six artificial trees and rocks, each inscribed with verses in French. The performance culminates in the arrival of Love in a triumphal chariot, borne by a lion and a dolphin.
Song Sung by the fairy as part of the intermezzo.
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  Poem Recited by the fairy as the conclusion of the intermezzo. The name of the poet Antoine de Baif, possibly the author of this poem, is written iIn manuscript on this page
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  Music Lyres, lutes and violins to accompany the deputies' songs.
Combat Taking place on the 25th June, between knights of Great Britain and Ireland and the French, on the theme of virtue and love. The combat was introduced by songs sung by chosen deputies.
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  Music Songs sung by the British and Irish deputies as a prelude to the combat, accompanied by musical instruments.
Song Sung by the British and Irish deputies.
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  Chariot Representing the British knights, bearing a tableau of the five virtues.
Pageant The five virtues on a chariot drawn by four white horses.
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  Theatrical_Performance The presentation of the knights' gifts to the ladies by the nine muses.
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  Emblem The King's device.
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  Emblem Device of Andron de Niquee, monsieur de Saint Remy.
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  Emblem Device of Fronon de Synaette, monsieur le Conte de Charny.
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  Emblem Device of Sofron de Metrie, monsieur de Tournon.
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  Emblem Device of Eleuther d'Eupratte.
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  Emblem Device of Megalin de Lambre, monseigneur le duc de Guise.
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  Emblem Device of Praynes d'Eirene, monsieur de la Chastre.
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  Emblem Device of Alitheuon de Time, monsieur le conte de Retz.
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  Emblem Device of Filisson de Diques, monseigneur le duc de Longueville.
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  Chariot The Irish chariot, bearing the figure of Love.
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  Poem Recited by Love, from the Irish chariot.
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  Pageant In which the knights' gifts are presented to the ladies by nine Amours.
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  Emblem Device of Monsieur, the King's brother.
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  Emblem Device of the duc de Nevers.
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  Emblem Device of the conte de Ringraf.
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  Emblem Device of the conte de Brissac.
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  Emblem Device of monsieur de Carnavellet.
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  Emblem Device of monsieur de Mandellot
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  Emblem Device of the duc de Nemours.
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  Emblem Device of monsieur de Taillades.
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  Emblem Device of the Dauphin.
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  Procession Of the "British" knights with their dwarves and "escuyers".
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  Procession Of the "Irish" knights with their dwarves and "escuyers".
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  Combat
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  Pastoral Devised by Catherine de Medicis, a pastoral landscape constructed on the island of Aiguemeau in the Ladour river. The entertainment included an artifical whale, a huge turtle, Neptune on a chariot pulled by sea horses; songs sung by Neptune, Arion and the Sirens; and dances.
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  Dance A pre deux danced by shepherds and shepherdesses.
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  Theatrical_Performance Nymphs, Orpheus and Linus.
Music Six cornemuse players to accompany the dancers.
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  List Of the members of the parties of the King, Queen of Spain, Queen Mother and King's brother.
  Page 111  
  Music Violins and lutes.
Banquet Served by shepherds and shepherdesses.
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  Ballet With dancers dressed as nymphs.
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Festival details

Festival:
Entry of Charles IX and Catherine de' Medici into Bayonne to meet Elisabeth de Valois.

Date:
May-June 1565

City:
Bayonne

Participants:
Charles IX (1550-1574), King of France
Elisabeth de Valois (1545-1568), Princess of France, m. Philip II, King of Spain
Catherine (Caterina) de' Medici (1519-1589), Queen and Queen Regent of France, m. Henri II, King of France

Dynasty:
Valois

Performers/artisans:
Parigi, Paolo (Architect)
Book details

Title:
Recueil des choses notables qui ont esté faites à Bayonne, à l'entreueuë du roy treschrestien neufieme de ce nom, [et] la royne sa treshonoree mere, auec la royne catholique sa soeur.

Names:
Codoré, Olivier (Engraver)
Vascosan, Michel de (Printer)

Published:
Paris, 1566

Shelfmark:
286.i.2

Format:
56 leaves 4º Eighteen woodcut emblems, probably the work of Oliver Codoré.

References:
Watanabe No. 1633

Notes:
The British Library has a second copy, 813.f.55, which is bound with three engraved plates by Francesco Cecchi and Paulo Parigi.
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