Tag Archives: 17th century France

Louis XIV Asks Riddles V

Esteemed Readers, the lockdown period is perfect for riddles of various kind: political, philosophical, historical…Here is another riddle from the 17th century extremely suitable to the current bedlam we are facing globally. Good luck! “I possess two eyes nevertheless I … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new riddle. This one is dedicated to Nature & animals(birds & other creatures might be possible as well). May it be a good hint for you. Good luck! “I’m the most gallant creature that … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, the life goes on & I continue posting riddles of Louis XIV’s time. Please, pull yourself together & guess out! Again I remind you of sending me your own riddles to join the riddle club! The new riddle … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles 2020-II

Esteemed Readers, here is a new riddle for you. It suits to the spirit of Carnival taking place these days. May it serve you a hint while guessing. Good luck! “I’m pretty, fine & my graces are often the reason … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles XI

Esteemed Readers, the winter is at the door & calls us for a new pretty riddle about some natural phenomenon. Activate your imagination! Good luck! “Made from an invisible substance I have wings alike a bird. They carry me since … Continue reading

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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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Mercure Galant: St. George’s Ceremony

Esteemed Readers, the religious feasts were very important & celebrated with a Royal splendour in the 17th century France. Here is a little description of St George’s day in Besançon during which the Chevalier Order bearing the same name inducted … Continue reading

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