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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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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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La Gazette: Historical News Today – 1631

Esteemed Readers, we continue our fascinating dive into the environment of the Thirty Years’ War. Here are new tidings from the battle fields: Aleppo, Syria, April 28, 1631: “Alike the last winter that has been the most severe since the … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VIII

  Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new riddle. It’s a short & needs some pondering. My hint: it is linked with publishing. Good luck! “I’m referred to learn seasons & when the Sun enters each of his twelve houses. … 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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