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King Louis XII of France and the Game of Jeu de Paume (Tennis)

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King Louis XII of France and the Game of Jeu de Paume (Tennis)

Post  Susan Abernethy on Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:24 am

Louis d’Orléans was a member of a cadet branch of the House of Valois which put him on a course to inherit the throne of France if certain conditions were met. While he was young, he was trained in the essential skills necessary for a nobleman such as hunting, sports and martial arts to prepare him for the rigors of war, all of which required vigorous physical exercise. Tennis was his favorite sport. As a young man, Louis was ....Read more here:  http://thefreelancehistorywriter.com/2015/10/16/king-louis-xii-of-france-and-the-game-of-jeu-de-paume-tennis/

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