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The English Courtesan Who Made a French Emperor

It takes a lot of effort to become an emperor. First, you have to believe in yourself and your star, which is easy when you are a nephew of the Great Corsican and the heir to his fallen throne. 1,239 more words

19th Century France

Paris Markets in Victor Gilbert's Paintings

The sidewalks of Paris were populated by merchants of all kinds. A witness to his time, Victor Gilbert painted the city markets with their profusion of colorful flower stalls,  displays of raw meat or bowls of steaming soup. 187 more words

19th Century Paris