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Palissy the potter : the life of Bernard Palissy, of Saintes : [his labours and discoveries in art and science, with an outline of his philosophical doctrines, and a Palissy was now immured within the walls of the Bordeaux prison. 222 more words


Was Samuel Packard a Huguenot?

One message on Josiah Smith Packard’s gravestone seems to suggest this strongly. The gravestone reads is as follows, and reprinted on Find A Grave:

To commemorate the life of Josiah Smith Packard this stone was taken from land first broken from the wilderness at West Bridgewater, Massachusetts by Samuel Packard (Picard), Huguenot, who came to Massachusetts in 1638 and was the ancestor of the Packard family in America.

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Gaudy hordes

auriculas are strikingly theatrical
pimped painted ladies flashing frills and jewelled palettes
from stagy shelters; long-stemmed singletons
hoisted above fleshy lobes
like the auricle of Alpine bears… 155 more words

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Brazilian Days (066): March 7

Brazilian Days 066 

March 7



Dia do Fuzileiro Naval
(Brazilian Marine). This army unit came into action for the first time, for the escort of the arriving ships of the Portuguese Royal Family in Rio de Janeiro. 228 more words


Go back in time – its only 5 minutes from Liverpool Street Station!

If you walk north down Bishopsgate for 5 minutes and you get a street off to the right called Folgate Street. At number 18, lies a museum house known as Dennis Severs’ House. 210 more words

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Champions from Normandy

Announcing the publication of Champions from Normandy: An essay on the early history of the Champion de Crespigny family 1350-1800 AD by Rafe de Crespigny. 118 more words

Champion De Crespigny

Longitude Lane, Lunch, and the Huguenot Church

I use FaceBook as a way to stay in touch with people that have similar interests. I actually learn things along the way.

One such learned fact was the tours that were being conducted at the French Huguenot Church in Charleston, free of charge. 725 more words