This set is inspired by the style of the Bourbon kings in France, Spain and Italy.

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The house of Bourbon (Spanish Borbón, Italian Borbone) is one of the most important ruling houses of Europe. Its members were descended from Louis I, duc de Bourbon from 1327 to 1342, the grandson of the French king Louis IX (ruled 1226-70). Bourbons ruled in France from 1589 to 1792 and from 1814 to 1848; in Spain from 1700 to 1868, from 1870 to 1873, from 1874 to 1931, and from 1975; and in Naples and Sicily from 1735 to 1861.

The House of Bourbon, with its many branches, is itself a branch of the House of Capet, since Louis IX of France, a Capetian of the direct line, is the ancestor of all the Bourbon princes through his son Robert, comte de Clermont, who married the heiress of the ancient lords of Bourbon and whose son Louis, likewise the ancestor of the whole house, was created duc de Bourbon in 1327. The senior male lines of the first duke's descendants, who had moreover acquired by marriage the countship of Montpensier, became extinct in 1527, so that the succession is through a junior line, that of La Marche-Vendôme, from which all the sovereign branches of the house, as well as the princes de Condé and the princes de Conti descend. After two Bourbons of this line had been kings consort (Jacques II, comte de La Marche, in Naples--a title not uncontested--and Antoine, duc de Vendôme, in Navarre), Henry de Bourbon, the head of the house, became not only king of Navarre in 1572 in succession to his mother but also king of France as Henry IV in 1589 as head of the whole House of Capet on the extinction of the male line of the Valois dynasty. From Henry descend not only the two French branches but also the Spanish, Parmesan, Neapolitan-Sicilian, and Brazilian.

Source:
Encyclopædia Britannica CD 1999 Multimedia Edition


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Included in this set are

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All the HTML you need to get the effect you can see here - page is made up of frames. If you need help using the page, feel free to ask for help :o)

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The border graphics

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The background image

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The "Welcome" header

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The bullet

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The divider

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The "normal" navigation buttons (i.e. home, links, email, next, back, Guestbook - view and sign and awards) + one blank button

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The extra buttons to add interest to your page

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guestbook
view sign


If you would like to use this set please email me and mention WHERE you plan to use it. I will send you the zip file with all the graphics in it - so you will need winzip to open it.

Enjoy!


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