Category Archives: History

Myth III: Louis XIV Did Not Wash

Oh, Esteemed Readers, can you imagine that one of the greatest kings of France had only few baths in his life? Poor creature! He had no idea of soap, sponge, hot water, fresh towels. I wonder how he managed to … Continue reading

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Myth II: The State is Me

‘Mon Dieu! O-la-la! Ha-ha-ha! Mu-mu-mu!’ that’s what I’m going to reply to the one who has invented this really shameful expression. And some other strong words to those who believed in it. Why Louis XIV couldn’t say it and even … Continue reading

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Myth I: Louis XIV – The Sun King

Descendants, unfortunately, are very ungrateful. They like to invent various stories & to defame names of their great & illustrious ancestors, using the fact that the last ones are dead and can’t protect their honour. Louis XIV is one of … Continue reading

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Italy & France: Unfaithful Husband & Shrew Wife

Hostility between Italy & France has always amused me. Through the centuries these two countries have been bound up with each other. Even if both nations don’t want to accept that openly, they are more relatives than neighbours. A close … Continue reading

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Sphinx Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, I would like to enter a New Year without unsolved riddles. 🙂 So, here is another 17th century enigma for your pleasure & the answer of the one of the third round. The last one turned out to … Continue reading

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On the Eve of Samhain

The Eve of Samhain,(I doubt I will ever regard it as Halloween), is filled with a special sort of attraction. The Celts believed this night opened the gates leading to the World of Deads, gave a chance to communicate with … Continue reading

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Old Mirrors: Windows with Forgotten Views

Old mirrors are full of mysteries. They reign in great halls & galleries, reflecting faded beauty of the old days. They have seen all the shades of human nature, glory & misery, wisdom & foolishness of mankind. And praised be craftsmen … Continue reading

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