I. D’Artagnan and the Musketeers
  I.A : The King’s Musketeers
  The First Company of the King’s Musketeers

The Cardinal’s Guards

The King’s Musketeers and the Cardinal’s Guards

Dissolution of the Company of Musketeers

Reestablishment of the Company of Musketeers by Louis XIV

The “Grey Musketeers” and the “Black Musketeers”

The Musketeers at War

The Musketeers’ Arms

Description of the sword called “à la mousquetaire”,
or the Musketeer’s epee

The Disappearance of the Musketeers
or “The last sigh of the red companies by the black musketeer”
by Narcisse-Achille dfe Salvandy (1795-1856)

A list of the captains of the two companies of Musketeers
and of the King’s Guard

A list of Basque and Béarnese Musketeers

Bibliographical References
  I.B : The Real d’Artagnan

A Portrait of d’Artagnan

D’Artagnan: A name that has become legendary

Childhood in Gascony

- The Museum d’Artagnan

Arrival in Paris

D’Artagnan and Mazarin

From the Cardinal’s Guards to the King’s Musketeers

D’Artagnan and Louis XIV

From Fouquet to Lauzun: an unusual jailer

From Lille to Maastricht

Bibliographical References
  I.C. The d'Artagnan of Fiction

•  Gatien Courtilz de Sandras

•  The Making of a Famous Novel:
The Three Musketeers
by Alexander Dumas

•  The Serialized Novel

•  The d'Artagnans of Fiction

Bibliographical References

  II. Cape and Sword
  Introduction: The genre of “cape and epee”: the swashbuckler
  I. The Swashbuckler: The Novel of Cape and Sword
  II. An epee, by any other name, is still a sword
  III. The Duel: A history of hand-to-hand combat
  IV. Notes on cinematographic duels
  III. Gascons and Gascony
  I. Castles of Gascony
  The Chateaux of Gascony

A map of Gascon Chateaux

• A few Gascon Chateaux + tourist information
Saint Lary

Bibliographical References

II. The Gascons

  Gascony: A breeding ground for soldiers

Four Gascon seigneurs in the fourteenth century
or All for one and one for all

Gallery of illustrious Gascons
- Tréville
- Besmaux

The Cadets of Gascony

The Gascon Spirit

Bibliographical References