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Château de Chenonceau

During our last Christmas road trip, we made a stop by the Château de Chenonceau, one of those castles of the Loire valley that stands out among the rest and which we had wanted to visit it on ground since… 491 more words


Catherine de' Medici

Catherine de’ Medici, also called Catherine de Médicis, Italian Caterina de’ Medici, (born April 13, 1519, Florence —died January 5, 1589, Blois, France), queen consort of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59) and subsequently regent of France (1560–74), who was one of the most influential personalities of the Catholic–Huguenot wars. 1,557 more words


Five Strange Paris Histories

While researching my new novel, Let Us Be True, I became fascinated by the history of Paris. Wherever I looked, there were incredible stories to be found, of pioneering gardeners, hidden wine cellars, put-upon architects and bloody clashes in the streets. 816 more words


Gorgeous Gardens and Fabulous Flowers: Parisian Gardens 102

Steps away from the Seine, you too can discover another delightful Parisian landscape, the Jardin des Tuileries.  Running from the Louvre all the way to the Place de la Concorde and covering 63 acres inside the 1st arrondissement, this garden holds many sweet surprises for the neophyte tourist. 1,156 more words


Food Questions: Catherine de' Medici

This is the first post of a new series in which I investigate food-related questions that pique my interest.  While I plan to conduct research to look more deeply into these subjects, I don’t claim to be an expert.  1,223 more words


HISTORICAL BOOK REVIEW SERIES: 'The Black Prince of Florence' by Catherine Fletcher

Ruler of Florence for seven bloody years, 1531 to 1537, Alessandro de’ Medici was arguably the first person of color to serve as a head of state in the Western world. 902 more words


Catherine de Medici

I don’t know much about Catherine de Medici. She’s right in my favorite monarchical time to study, but the wrong country. I know she’s Italian, married to the French, and the first mother-in-law to Mary Queen of Scots. 212 more words

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