The story as given by Nivernais is the most intelligible account.
Sancerre crowns the topmost height of a chain of hills, the last of the range that gives variety to the Nivernais.
Through his efforts the Nivernais was incorporated with the French crown in 1669.
To the duke of Nivernais, Beaumarchais was indebted for a useful criticism of the weak side of his play.
Abbe Pernelle was carried off in the night, and confined in the abbey of Corbigny, in Nivernais, of which he was titular head.
Mazarin had obtained letters confirming him in the possession of the Duchy of Nivernais and Donzois in 1720.
He commanded the royal army against the malcontents in Nivernais, and died in the same year .
Then he turned westwards through the Nivernais and the Bourbonnais, and led his army through the uplands of Auvergne.
This son who was the last Duc of Nivernais, had died in 1798!
But in 1645 he succeeded to his father's position in the Nivernais, and served under Cond in Catalonia.