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Henry V - Throne pretender, 1830-


On 2 August 1830, in response to the July Revolution, Henri's grandfather, Charles X, abdicated, and twenty minutes later Charles' elder son Louis Antoine, duc d'Angoulême, himself renounced his rights, in favour of the young duc de Bordeaux. Charles X urged his cousin Louis Philippe of Orléans, as Lieutenant général du royaume, to proclaim Henri as Henry V, King of France. Louis Philippe requested the duc de Bordeaux to be brought in Paris to have his rights recognized. The duchess of Berry was denied to escort her son, therefore both the grand-father and the mother refused to leave the child in France. As a consequence, after seven days, a period in which legitimist monarchists considered that Henri had been the rightful monarch of France, the National Assembly decreed that the throne should pass to Louis Philippe, who was proclaimed King of the French on 9 August.


KM France, Henry V - Throne pretender, 1830- Grading Price Pic.
1/2 Franc 1833 vf 65,00
1 Franc 1831 vf 85,00
France, Henry V. Medals Grading Price Pic.
Copper medal N.D. Rev.: FIDES cross SPES vf 25,00