Keyword: tomb

French campaign to give Richard the Lionheart's wife a sheltered tomb

A public appeal for donations has been made to bring an end what some see as a curse on the disputed remains of Berengaria of Navarre, wife of Richard the Lionheart who died in 1230, and to relocate her tomb to the Cistercian abbey which she founded, near the town of Le Mans, after centuries of vandalism and displacement.

De Gaulle tomb vandalised

A cross above the tomb of General Charles de Gaulle, the figurehead of French resistance to German occupation in WW2 and founder of France's Fifth Republic constitution who died in 1970, was pushed over and broken in two by a man described by the mayor of Colombey-les-deux-Églises, the north-east village where de Gaulle is buried, as being probably "a little deranged".