An antique plan of the Seige of Royan. Circa 1641. The Siege of Royan was a siege accomplished by the young French king Louis XIII in 1622, against the Protestant stronghold of Royan. This siege followed the Siege of Montauban, in which Louis XIII had failed against the Huguenot city. The siege started at the beginning of May 1622. After 6 days, despite support from La Rochelle, the city surrendered, the defenders withdrawing to La Rochelle with weapons and luggage, although they had to leave cannons and ammunition.
Approx 42cms by 28.5cms.