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Catherine and Marie de Medici: end of Valois, beginning of Bourbons.

The house of Medici has definitely marked with its imprint the history of Florence and of  Italy for four hundred years during the XVIth in the XVIIIth century. 548 more words

Non Classé

Chenonceau again

It’s not the first time we’ve been to Chenonceau, and, you might remember, not the first time I’ve written about it (1 & 2… 727 more words


Let Her In

I often talk about the sixteenth century, primarily in the context of how in that particular century women held major positions of power, or were in positions to not only have an impact on history but did. 1,614 more words



It is surprising for most people to learn that the modern trend toward lighter and healthier sorbet as a frozen dessert alternative actually has a history that pre-dates ice cream by a thousand years. 156 more words

Foodie Facts

Test Post

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