The Douglas Family in France

Steeped in the intricate tapestry of French history, the Douglas family stands as an enduring testament to resilience, legacy, and the fusion of cultures. With roots tracing back centuries, their narrative intertwines with pivotal moments in France's rich heritage, weaving a story of nobility, influence, and adaptation.

Death of Archibald Douglas at Verneuil

     
 
People

The Douglases in France probably established themselves during the 100 Years War when they were granted lands in return for their service to the kings.

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Places

Lands were granted by the kings during the 100 years war and also acquired later, often through marriage, are concentrated in the north-west of the country.

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Heraldry

Perhaps as a result of the Revolution, heraldry does not appear to be as important to the Douglases as it is in Italy.  Most individuals did not matriculate arms.

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  The French Section
The Douglas Archives seeks to preserve, protect and make widely known the enormous contribution that members of the Clan Douglas have made, and are still making, in politics, medicine, literature, music, sport, exploration and other forms of scientific endeavour, military campaigns and many other fields.

In this section, we cover the impact that the Douglases have made and the family's histories.
  The Douglas Archives
This is a digital archive and so we are not able to preserve manuscripts, artefacts, buildings or other tangible assets. It is regretful that there is no international clan centre that is able to do this. However, we recognise that the great Douglas families, the Dukes of Buccleuch and Hamilton, and the Earls of Home and Morton, do much to protect their family heritage, and that the Museum in the town of Douglas, in Lanarkshire, also lays its part part.

Little of the artefacts and art works that maintain the families heritage seem to have survived.
  A Growing Collection
This is a digital archive and so we are not able to preserve manuscripts, artefacts, buildings or other tangible assets. It is regretful that there is no international clan centre that is able to do this. However, we recognise that the great Douglas families, the Dukes of Buccleuch and Hamilton, and the Earls of Home and Morton, do much to protect their family heritage, and that the Museum in the town of Douglas, in Lanarkshire, also lays its part part.
           



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See also:

•  People in France
 Places in France
•  Titles in France
•  Douglas heraldry in France

 

 



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