Château de Châlus-Chabrol
The castle dominates the town of Châlus. It consists today of an isolated circular keep (12th century) and a residential building constructed between the 11th and 13th centuries, enlarged in the 17th century.
It is most famous for the death of King Richard the Lionheart, who died there from a crossbow wound fired by one of the defenders called Betrand de Gurdon while besieging the castle in 1199. His entrails are buried in the castle chapel. The castle's owners included Charlotte of Albret and Louise Borgia, respectively wife and daughter of Cesare Borgia.
- The castle in 1460
- General view
- Memorial to Richard I
- Ministry of Culture: Château fort de Chalus (French)
- Flori, Jean (1999), Richard Coeur de Lion: le roi-chevalier p. 235 (French), Paris: Biographie Payot, ISBN 978-2-228-89272-8
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