France: Orange - paulsmit
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’Belligerent ancestors of the House of Orange.’

During a medieval reenactment in Les Baux-de-Provence, 50 km south of Orange, the army of Raymond V, Prince of Orange, advances to recapture his castle from Robert de Duras who had taken it while the Prince was absent. The noble Des Baux family became Counts of Orange in 1173 and then Princes of Orange from 1181 on. Photo Paul Smit.