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Let them eat cake!

on February 18, 2016

That title phrase has long been associated with Marie Antoinette although the truth is that she never said any such thing. (A remark of a long-dead French princess was revived and put into her mouth to indicate her lack of compassion for starving French peasants. As accurate reporting goes, it was crap. As propaganda, it…

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Today’s ancestor is “holy” royal

on July 7, 2015

Titling this entry with a bad pun doesn’t seem very nice, does it? But today’s ancestor was a most interesting fellow. As I mentioned in a previous entry, my gateway ancestor to all of this historical goodness is Edward I. His second wife, Margaret of France, was the granddaughter of Louis IX, making this king…

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Linky go-round!

on June 25, 2015

It’s a veritable merry-go-round of links today–don’t get dizzy! *Thanks to writer pal Susanna Kearsley, I discovered the Live Cam Rome/Pantheon. A quick search turned up another in the Piazza Navona. Need a little armchair travel? There’s nothing better than pulling up a live cam and pretending it’s your hotel window. Make sure you’re eating…

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