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Famous Sayings: #70 — ‘Let Them Eat Cake’

July 14, 2017

It is widely believed that Marie-Antoinette once said, “Let them eat cake,” when told how many people in France had nothing to eat.

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King Louis XVI of France

Louis Auguste de France, was born on the 23rd August 1754 at the Palace of Versailles, to parents, Louis, Dauphin of France and Marie – Josephe of Saxony, daughter of Frederick Augustus II and King of Poland. 611 more words



May 16th in history:

“The bells, bells, bells, bells…”

Wedding bells for author Edgar Allan Poe and his cousin, Virginia Clemm, on May 16th, 1836. Edgar was 27, Virginia was 13. 135 more words

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Grab a flashlight and a sweater, because today on Museum Bites, we’re venturing five stories beneath the streets of Paris into the dark and dank world of the catacombs.   648 more words



Recently, while putting together a presentation on what’s new in children’s literature, I realized I really like the narrative nonfiction written by Mara Rockliff. Some of her books are illustrated by Iacopo Bruno, and the pictures fit the books perfectly. 272 more words

Children's Books

What did General Rochambeau uniform look like?

For those of my readers who like to delve into details:

Below is a description of Rochambeau as seen on the cover of my book: 166 more words

Mini Biography: Jacques-Louis David

Birth: Aug. 30, 1748
Death: Dec. 29, 1825
Nationality: French
Movement: Neoclassical
Jacques Louis David was born in 1748 into a wealthy family and, after his father was killed in a duel, he was raised by uncles. 282 more words