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A TALE OF FOUR CHATEAUX

FRIDAY 26TH MAY

CHATEAU DU CLOS LUCE AND PARC LEONARDO DA VINCI – in Amboise was built in 1471. The elegant facade of pink brick and tufa stone bares the stamp of the 15th Century. 466 more words

Mary Queen of Scots and the arms of England

In November 1558 Henri II of France upon hearing the news that Mary I of England  (Bloody Mary) was dead declared that his young son, Francois, and his daughter-in-law, Mary Queen of Scots were king and queen of England by virtue of Mary Queen of Scots descent from Margaret Tudor, the eldest surviving daughter of Henry VII.   454 more words

Sixteenth Century

Reflections on a Queen

Part II

“Come again,” he says, his eyes unfocused like his mind.

“Do you want Karen for the early shift or Thomas,” I fight hard not to sound annoyed for this is the third time I ask. 403 more words

Creative Writing

Mood

Monday morning, 6am. Barely two hours of sleep and Megan didn’t win. Her award that is, the heart of her fans she did. But then, she had those sacked before, no ceremony needed, no nomination or award. 295 more words

Creative Writing

Reflections on a Queen

Part I

“I don’t know,” my friend shrugs. She’s a fresh 22 and looks at life with much more cynicism than I did when I was her age. 149 more words

Creative Writing

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

France