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This is a test post for my blog from “The Rival Queens: Catherine de’ Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom” by Nancy Goldstone – 49 more words


Always the performer never the creator...?

Historical Dance specialist, teacher and choreographer Charlotte Ewart takes us through a history of women’s involvement in dance – and how they have consistently been overshadowed by their male counterparts… 1,283 more words


Queen’s Choice: Catherine de Medici


Who was she? Italian-born French queen, regent and mother of three kings of France, a powerful influence in 16th century France, particularly during the Wars of Religion. 844 more words


In the Beginning...

…there was Catherine de’ Medici. Okay, so that might not be completely true because there were people before her to contribute to the development of ballet… But she can be credited for bringing ballet to France, and for that… we will forever be indebted to Catherine de’ Medici. 93 more words


Allure of High Heels

High heels are not a modern invention.

They enjoy a rich and varied history for both men and women.

“They have revolved and attracted fashion and design dating from ancient ages to the 21st Century- modern day.” 304 more words


Château de Chenonceau, the castle of the six ladies

If there is a more exquisite sight anywhere in the Loire Valley than the Château de Chenonceau in the early morning sunlight, I don’t know what it might be. 888 more words


Black Widow

Today is the birthday of Catherine de’ Medici, who was born in 1519 in Florence. Historically Catherine has had a terrible reputation as a ruthless poisoning witch. 874 more words

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