1640s, "of Poitou," the region in France.
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Any Poitevin was welcome, even if not a member of the house of Lusignan.
Against him neither Savary nor the Poitevin communes could contend with success.
His rejection was the first check received by the Poitevin faction.
James Audley had already died of disease in another Poitevin town.
The paintings of Poitevin and Du Liege on these and other pieces are characterized by the most exquisite delicacy.The Ceramic Art
Jennie J. Young