Category Archives: Louis XIV

Mercure Galant: Canon Fishing

Esteemed Readers, have you ever thought about a canon fishing? It must be a very amusing way of entertainment. At least this note published in the “Mercure Galant” makes this impression: “Shipwreck happened at the Isle Davés has been covered … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles X

Esteemed Readers, it is time for a new riddle. It is linked with an extraordinary natural phenomenon & might even appear in the sky in the day of Samhain. Well…it would be very impressive! Good luck! “A Giant who ascends … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Ladies of That Time

  Esteemed Readers, I have discovered a rather curious note regarding the qualities of a real lady, There were prepared by Madame de Prigny & published in Mercure Galant in 1693 under the name “Characters of Women of Our Century”. … Continue reading

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La Gazette: Historical News Today-1631

Esteemed Readers, the Thirty Years’ War has returned & here are some tidings of 1631 I present to your dearest attention. Let’s revive this…not always glorious time: Bruxelles, June 12,1631: ” Marquises de Sainct Croix & d’Ayetone have come here … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IX

Esteemed Readers, here is a new curious riddle for you, inspired with the air of the autumn Solstice. I like its form & sense: it consists of opposites, so those who write something might use this idea in their own … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Chant Militaire Monsieur de Turenne

Esteemed Readers, the music plagiarism existed long before the 20th century & our pop-culture. I present you an old French military song composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully for Messire de Turenne’s regiment. I’m certain you have heard it in Georges Bizet’s … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Consecration of Messire Delfino

Esteemed Readers, I have discovered another interesting note in the Mercure Galant proving the strong interconnection between France & Italy. This time it tells about an important Catholic event: a Venetian nobleman becomes the Archbishop right in France. “On Sunday … Continue reading

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