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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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“Mercure Galant”: Curiosité

Esteemed Readers, today I offer you a sort of curiosité discovered in an edition of “Mercure Galant”. This is a very particular story indeed & I believe that it might happened only in the French forest: “…I cannot leave Montpellier … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new curious riddle. I will give you a little hint: this is a plant known to all of you. Good luck! ‘I long for an eternal spring. My colour is the colour of hope. … Continue reading

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Treasures of “Mercure Galant”: 1685

Esteemed Readers, I have discovered a wonderful collection of coins published in various editions of “Mercure Galant”. So I will share it with you, as besides a numismatic & historical value, they are true gems of art. These coins come … 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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Louis XIV Asks Riddles II

Esteemed Readers, we go on our riddle section. 🙂 I would like to present you a riddle of a bit different sort, more allegoric and that’s why more intricating. I hope that it will flash up your imagination & you … Continue reading

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