Lafayette, we are here!

La Rochelle is a "new city" by French standards.  It dates back only a thousand years.  Originally the town was located near here in Chatellaillon, now a village outside the walls of this fortress city.  The lord of Chatellaillon, however, made a grave mistake in defying the Duke of Aquitaine.  He and his were crushed and the Duke pushed in, fortifying a new city and granting it the rights there pertaining.
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