Appendix A: Charles de Gaulle
The de Gaulle family was old and proud by the time Charles was born. They could trace their lineage back to the hundred years war in which they first achieved minor nobility. They remained nobles of the sword and eventually raised themselves to the level of unlanded nobility by the time of the French Revolution during which time they engaged in the practice of Law. In fact, one of Charle’s ancestors, Jean Baptiste de Gaulle had been held in the Bastille. Following the revolution the family veered into the study of History until Charles father’s generation. Henri, Charles father, was a veteran of the Franco Prussian war during which he was wounded. After the war he left the army and became a teacher in Lille. There he settled, married, and had five children. His second son he named Charles.