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10 Queens that deserve their own television show: Part One

For my second post, I planned and started and completely different post about my favourite television shows of 2015, a post I do intend to finish. 1,319 more words

Catherine De Medici

French Cooking Terms in the Victorian Era | Geri Walton

In the Middle Ages, French food was similar to Moorish cuisine and it did not change until Catherine de Medici married Henry duc d’Orléans (who later became Henry II of France). 99 more words

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December 5, 1560 – Death of Francis II of France

(A quick warning for those of you who clicked through after only a quick glance at the title: Francis II was the *grandson* of Francis I, that great contemporary of Henry VIII…Think Reign!) 441 more words

On This Day

TV star thinks Cristina Kirchner is, like, really cool

Not to put too fine a point on it, but here’s a real airhead for you.

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, whose autocratic, corruption-ridden presidency will finally come to an end in December, turns out to be a loyal viewer of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. 436 more words

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Paris's Original Day Of Carnage: The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre

The world has been shocked by the scenes of carnage that came out of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.  Yet few recall that Paris was the scene of an even greater, more ferocious butchery that took place during France’s religious wars in 1572.   1,237 more words

History

Médicis Daughter by Sophie Perinot

(Cover picture courtesy of Goodreads.)

Winter, 1564. Beautiful young Princess Margot is summoned to the court of France, where nothing is what it seems and a wrong word can lead to ruin.

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