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Louis XIV’s Anniversary PS: And The Truth of History Remains

It is always difficult to write the final sentence in a story as well as to do the very last post on occasion of Louis XIV’s anniversary. What should it be about? This question puzzled me last days. That’s why … Continue reading

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Louis XIV’s Fragrance: Royal Iris

In one of my old posts I have already expressed my opinion that a fragrance is alike the time machine, able to return our emotions, memories, the past life. And, for sure, as a great perfume amateur I could not … Continue reading

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New Year Mood: Gaelic Song

Esteemed Readers, it would be sad to bid farewell to 2018 without a pleasant music impromptu. This is a brilliant Scottish composition performed by Fiona Mackenzie in Gaelic… I guess it would add some spirit to our Louis XIV’s celebrations … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – New Year 1678

It might seem odd, Esteemed Readers, however the 17th century French did not celebrate Christmas & New Year. Fabulous celebrations with Christmas trees, presents & Santa Claus appeared only in the 19th century, on the eve of the Progress Age. … Continue reading

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Louis’s Rivals: The Habsburgs

The House of Austria has always been one of the most influential enemies of France. Long before Louis XIV the Holy Roman Empire aspired to keep its leading position in Europe. Huge territories and insatiable ambitions of its rulers, who … Continue reading

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Louis XIV as He is: A Real Friend

It is great to have real friends. But it’s greater to have a king as a real friend. And it is the greatest thing to have Louis XIV as one. 🙂 Indeed, His Majesty was that sort of friend. I … Continue reading

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At King’s Service: André Campra

André Campra (1660-1744), perhaps, is not as famous as Jean-Baptiste Lully or Jean-Phillipe Rameau, a genius of Louis XV’s time. However, he made much for the French opera to be in blossom, and he played a very significant role in … Continue reading

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