The Grand Pressigny "old castle" was the result of the war between Arthur, Duke of Brittany and King John of England, his uncle.

"Guillaume de Pressigny fought with Philippe-Auguste's followers against the English. Arthur, surprised by his enemy the 1st of August 1202, was taken prisoner and King John . . . demanded that Guillaume des Roches, Seneschal of Poitou, . . . raze the fortresses at Grand-Pressigny and Sainte-Maure."

"In 1213 he [Guillaume de Pressigny] build what is now called the Grand Pressigny "old castle". front page

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The music is the Chopin Winter Wind Etude Op 25 No11 played by Robert Finley.