The History of Monaco

© Histoire de Monaco

The history of the Principality of Monaco dates back to the Middle Ages, when the destiny of this tiny state intermingled with that of the Grimaldis, from Italy. During the night of 8th January, the Grimaldis captured the Rock and swore that at no price would they relinquish it. The indestructible will of the Grimaldis, linked with a unique geographical situation, explains, on the one hand, the survival, over the centuries, untouched by wars and the convulsions of history, of one of the smallest states in the world, and on the other, the preservation of its influence and sovereignty

  • 1997
  • Marc Bourgne
  • French, English