This week features singing, a very useful gif, and the pill.
What do you get when you mix the familiar story of a vengeful ghost, the sad end Marie Antoinette met at the scaffold in October of 1793, and a young American teenager in Paris? You get Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer, by Katie Alender.
So Bastille Day occurred this weekend, and with all of the terrible news that came out, I decided to celebrate July 14 with a rewatch of the first few episodes of the anime The Rose of Versailles, which has only recently been released on DVD.
In 1783, Marie Antoinette scandalized her subjects when she had court artist Louise Ã‰lisabeth VigÃ©e Le Brun paint this portrait of her.
A French Revolution blogger recently remarked on the portrayal of Louis XV’s mistress, Jeanne du Barry, in many books about Marie Antoinette. Madame du Barry is shown as an uncouth whore with little to no manners, an inferior to the fresh, polished dauphine Marie Antoinette, who takes great pleasure in slighting her. The rivalry between […]
Let’s be honest here: We’ve seen some really nasty anti-Obama stuff come out within the last four years, and we always complain about how nasty political ads are during election season. Sometimes we wonder if a it’s a solely American trait, since there are several past instances of election campaigns getting downright and drag-down nasty.
So a few weeks ago, during the Democratic National Convention (which I didn’t watch because I was being a good little author and working on one of my novels –I’m not telling much, only it’s a Victorian historical thriller that takes place in London), I ran across this little gem of a picture.
Well, it seems as though I am on a French Revolution kick this week! There’s my post from Monday about Theresia Tallien, and now there’s this. “Farewell, My Queen” by Chantal Thomas tells the story of Marie Antoinette’s last few days at Versailles right after the fall of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. The book […]
Everyone knows the story of Marie Antoinette, the Queen who lost her head because of public uprising. But she is far from the only royal woman to suffer such a fate. Here is the far more obscure tale of Queen Draga.
When people are on the verge on leaving this world, they can be very insightful. However, their last words can also be ironic and funny. Let”™s look at some of the best
A delicate crust, sweet and crispy. Light, moist and creamy ganache on the inside. Candy-coloured and with flavours ranging from mimosa to lavender, macarons have become the most delicious new trend in double-decker foods since mini-hamburgers.