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Foix is a region in the Occitanie region of France.

This region is said to be owned by Lancelot. Lancelot made Sir Plenorius the earl of Foix in return for Plenorius’s support in the battles against King Arthur.

Foix | 0 to the 9th century AD

Roman and Early Medieval Periods
Foix, like many regions in Europe, has a history that dates back to Roman times. During the Roman era, it was likely part of the larger administrative and territorial framework within the Roman Empire. With the decline of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, the region experienced the influence of various Germanic and Visigothic tribes.

Visigothic Influence
The Visigoths, a Germanic tribe, established their dominance in parts of southwestern Gaul, including the region that would later become Foix. The Visigoths played a significant role in the power dynamics of the Western Roman Empire and its successor states.

Frankish Rule
In the early medieval period, the Frankish Kingdom under the Merovingian dynasty expanded its control over parts of Gaul, including the territory that encompassed Foix. Foix fell under the influence of the Carolingian Empire, established by Charlemagne in the eighth century.

Strategic Importance
Foix’s strategic location in the foothills of the Pyrenees made it a region of interest and influence during various historical and geopolitical events.

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