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"I don't care what you think unless it is about me"*...

Louis XIV– the Sun King– ruled France for seventy-two years, a reign during which he oversaw construction of the palace of Versaille, and consolidated political power in an unprecedented fashion.   431 more words

The History of History 13: Where’d All These Frenchmen Come From?

The warring monarchies of early modern Europe are not my specialty, compared to my European-historian peers, so I read Pierre Goubert’s Louis XIV and Twenty Million Frenchmen… 1,342 more words

Journalism & Research

1876 Albatross – Fleetwood Mac (1968)

This instrumental was written by Peter Green. The song was inspired by the 1959 Santo & Johnny song Sleep Walk and Chuck Berry’s 1957 song… 60 more words


A Visit to the Versailles Exhibition, Canberra.

Over the Christmas holidays, my family and I spent a few days in Canberra; we had arranged to visit the Versailles Exhibition. Some months previously, I had been watching Season 1 of the… 428 more words

Debbie Johansson

Witchcraft and Christmas – Different Meanings of the Same Traditions

Celebrated on the 25th of December, Christians recognise Christmas as the day that the son of God was born. An evergreen is brought into the home as a symbol of eternal life and decorated. 461 more words

Wendy Saunders

Le locataire du Château

Cat Daddy and I have a guest staying with us at Le Château. Now, for most cats, a big deal such as a new housemate would need to be brokered with expert skill and precision; however, because this is Louis Catorze, and because our guest is male, we had a feeling everything would work out fine. 288 more words

365 Days of Gratitude - Day 627

Rum barrel aged beer.

Enough said.

“Whenever the devil harasses you, seek the company of men or drink more, or joke and talk nonsense, or do some other merry thing.

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