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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, here is another wonderful & mysterious thriller-enigma for you. 🙂 To keep the spirit of latest posts. It is less allegoric than previous ones, so if you ponder on, you will see some hints inside. Good luck! ‘I … Continue reading

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La Gazette: Historical News Today -1631

Esteemed Readers, since now on I will post some pretty news from ‘La Gazette’, the ancient French newspaper established by Cardinal de Richelieu. I will cover the period 1631-1715 to keep my seventh-century line. I will leave the geographical names … Continue reading

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Fairy-Tale: Vixen & Wolf or Price of Advice

  Esteemed Readers, this short story has a very profound moralitè. Its main characters are Vixen and Wolf. The first represents smartness, resourcefulness & slyness, while the second means artlessness, a bit of stupidity & laziness. Vixen puts her friend into … Continue reading

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Fairy-Tale: Dwelling

‘The Dwelling’ is one of the most mysterious animal tales in the Russian folklore…at least for me. This is a short story about forest animals who tried to build their own community dwelling peacefully in a huge horse skull until … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – The Spirit of Carnival

Esteemed Readers, Carnival always creates a special sort of spirit! It is a joy, hope for better life & finally sunny warm days. So, I have discovered this curious drinking song in one of “Mercure Galant” editions & share it … Continue reading

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At the Court: Une Journée de Louis XIV

Esteemed Readers, to comprehend better the Court life, I offer you a schedule of Louis XIV’s ordinary day. And here I should notice that His Majesty had an extraordinary patience to follow it during all his 54 years of reigning. … Continue reading

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Faith & Honour: Catholicism VS Protestantism

No matter what religion you belong to, Esteemed Readers, it is impossible to comprehend the historical processes that happened in Europe before the French Revolution without penetrating into the subject of the Catholic-Protestant conflict. Unfortunately, the majority of historians, especially … Continue reading

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