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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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La Gazette: Historical News Today-1631

Esteemed Readers, the Thirty Years’ War has returned & here are some tidings of 1631 I present to your dearest attention. Let’s revive this…not always glorious time: Bruxelles, June 12,1631: ” Marquises de Sainct Croix & d’Ayetone have come here … 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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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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Music for the King: J. B. Lully

Esteemed Readers,                                                                              … 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 V: Absolutism

I imagine Louis XIV’s surprised countenance if he has learnt that he has been the absolute monarch. And this might be the great discovery also for you, Esteemed Readers. The absolute monarchy, absolutism in the 17th century – that what … Continue reading

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