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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

Brilliant Europeans

A Canterbury Tale: sudden death and a hint of poison

At the east end of Canterbury Cathedral is a mysterious tomb. Placed awkwardly between two pillars, it lies in one of the Cathedral’s most prestigious burial sites, the Trinity Chapel, formerly the location of Becket’s shrine. 1,204 more words


How Catherine de Medici Made Gloves Laced with Poison Fashionable | Atlas Obscura

Source: How Catherine de Medici Made Gloves Laced with Poison Fashionable | Atlas Obscura

Throughout history, Catherine de Medici has been considered something of a sorceress, a 16th-century  French queen and banking heiress adroitly trained in the mixing of potions and capable of murder without a hint of remorse. 143 more words


French Friday - Medici Fountain

The ubiquitious Parisian pleasure grounds, the Jardin du Luxembourg was in fact modeled on the Boboli Gardens in Florence to remind the formidable Marie de Medici of her native home and the palace she had built in the gardens was also modeled after the Pallazzo Pitti in Florence. 233 more words

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

Historical Televison

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

18th Century