Tag Archives: XVII century

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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Mercure Galant: Madrigal de Mr. Tesson

Esteemed Readers, “Mercure Galant” is full of amazing information, including poems written by its readers. So, today I present you a translation of a madrigal created by a mysterious Messire Tesson. Let’s revive his emotions in our hi-tech present & … Continue reading

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Myth VI: The Great Conqueror

Giving his instructions to Grand Dauphin, his son, Louis XIV indeed mentioned: ‘I loved the War too much…’ But was he really the conqueror and a terrible usurper as he is liked to be imagined by many modern historians…and by … Continue reading

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Myth I: Louis XIV – The Sun King

Descendants, unfortunately, are very ungrateful. They like to invent various stories & to defame names of their great & illustrious ancestors, using the fact that the last ones are dead and can’t protect their honour. Louis XIV is one of … Continue reading

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