Tags » Catherine De Medici

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

Historical Fiction

I’ve read less than I would have liked this month, but I’ve managed to read three books I have wanted to read for a while, so I still consider it a successful month.

1,373 more words

Hidden History

The Louvre.  The name commands attention.  Not just for the treasures it holds, but also for the building itself. Visit at night if you can.  Sit in the darkened main courtyard, near the famous pyramid, and imagine the screams of those who perished during the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in the 16th century.  733 more words


Is Nostradamus real?

Obviously Nostradamus the man is real. He lived in France in the 16th century and wrote prolifically for about 20 years. His prophecies have been in near continuous publication since then. 534 more words


Cycling to Chenonceau

With one day left in Amboise we decided to make a trip to Chenonceau. This Chateau is often referred to as the women’s chateau, as several women played a key role in the design and construction as well as its history. 662 more words

What I Want From the Final Episode of Reign | Favourites

Tonight the final ever episode of Reign will air in America (as I live in Scotland I won’t see it until Saturday), which I’m very upset about. 629 more words



The Priory and Rose Garden at St-Cosme (Prieure de St.-Cosne) – Today we went by public bus 3 kms east from the centre of Tours to the Priory. 320 more words