A sister of the widow of somebody named Roland Rowland who'd owned it since the 1920's sold it to him.
[[Roland (disambiguation)|ROLAND [[[Roland]] De La Platiere], Jean Marie]] (1734-1793), French statesman, was born at Thizy on the 18th of February 1734.
In 1781 he married Manon Jeanne Phlipon (1754-1793), and the name of Madame Roland is famous in history.
For four years after their marriage Roland lived at Amiens, he being still an inspector of manufactures; but his knowledge of commercial affairs enabled him to contribute articles to the Encyclopedie Nouvelle, in which, as in all his literary work, he was assisted by his wife.
They were from the pen of Madame Roland and were signed by her husband.
Madame Roland took an active part in the political discussions in these reunions.
Roland became a member of the Jacobin Club.
In person Madame Roland was attractive though not beautiful; her ideas were clear and far-reaching, her manner calm, and her power of observation extremely acute.
When the crisis came the Girondists were ready, and on the 23rd of March 1792 Roland found himself appointed minister of the interior.
As a minister of the crown Roland exhibited a bourgeois brusqueness of manner and a remarkable combination of political prejudice with administrative ability.
A letter was penned by Madame Roland and addressed by her husband to Louis.
Thereupon, in full council and in the king's presence, Roland read his letter aloud.
After the insurrection of the 10th of August, Roland was recalled to power, one of his colleagues being Danton.
Roland himself escaped secretly to shelter in Rouen.
When Roland heard of his wife's condemnation, he wandered some miles from his refuge in Rouen; maddened by despair and grief, he wrote a few words expressive of his horror at those massacres which could only be inspired by the enemies of France, protesting that "from the moment when I learned that they had murdered my wife I would no longer remain in a world stained with enemies."
Dauban, Etude sur Madame Roland et son temps (Paris, 1864); V.
Lamy, Deux femmes celebres, Madame Roland et Charlotte Corday (Paris, 1884).; C. Bader, Madame Roland, d'apres des lettres et des manuscrits inedits (Paris, 1892); A.
Lambert, Le mariage de Madame Roland, trois annees de correspondence amoureuse (Paris, 1896) Austin Dobson, Four Frenchwomen (London, 1890); and articles by C. Perroud in the review La Revolution francaise (1896-99).
The Chanson de Roland, which cannot be posterior to the First Crusade - for the poem never alludes to it - already contains the idea of the Holy War against Islam.
He is Roland and Bayard in one.
(British), the Compania Sud-America (Chilean), the Kosmos and Roland lines (German), the Merchants line (New York), and a Japanese line from the ports of Japan and China.
There was some revival of the art of the sermon at Versailles a century later, where the Abbe Maury, whose critical work has been mentioned above, preached with vivid eloquence between 1770 and 1785; the Pere Elisee (1726-1783), whom Diderot and Mme Roland greatly admired, held a similar place, at the same time, in Paris.
Among the relics of its former importance are the cathedral, built in1420-1424(though originally founded in 1188), restored in 1893 and now housing the archaeological collection of the Altmark, the Gothic church of St Mary, founded in 1447, a "Roland column" of 1535, and two fortified gateways, dating from the 13th century.
Just as Arthur was eclipsed by his companions, so Charlemagne's vassal nobles, except in the Chanson de Roland, are exalted at the expense of the emperor, probably the result of the changed relations between the later emperors and their barons.
The character of Charlemagne himself undergoes a change; in the Chanson de Roland he is a venerable figure, mild and dignified, while later he appears as a cruel and typical tyrant (as is also the case with Ermanaric).
" The Charlemagne Legends.") The most famous heroes who are associated with him are Roland, praefect of the marches of Brittany, the Orlando of Ariosto, slain at Roncevaux (Roncevalles) in the Pyrenees, and his friend and rival Oliver (Olivier); Ogier the Dane, the Holger Danske of Hans Andersen, and Huon of Bordeaux, probably both introduced from the Arthurian cycle; Renaud (Rinaldo) of Montauban, one of the four sons of Aymon, to whom the wonderful horse Bayard was presented by Charlemagne; the traitor Doon of Mayence; Ganelon, responsible for the treachery that led to the death of Roland; Archbishop Turpin, a typical specimen of muscular Christianity; William Fierabras, William au court nez, William of Toulouse, and William of Orange (all probably identical), and Vivien, the nephew of the latter and the hero of Aliscans.