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The Sun King at his zenith prominence

never knew how luxurious this feels.

His lavish carriage conveyed opulence,

but bumped

down cobbled roads… 81 more words


The filth and stench at Versailles

You may have seen the BBC drama series Versailles about the scandal and decadence revolving around King Louis XIV and his court in the late 17th century. 64 more words


Think You Know "Ritzy"? Not Unless You've Been to Versailles

Any French Revolution History class can be summed up in one visit to Versailles. To get an answer to the question, “Why was there ever a French Revolution?” and see what it means to live somewhere with endless luxury,  1,094 more words


Absolute Monarchs: France & Louis XIV

This week we will continue to discuss absolute monarchs by examining the development of the monarchy in France. We will begin by looking at the conflict between the Huguenots (French Calvinist Protestants) and the Roman Catholic majority, the St. 207 more words

Monarchs Of Europe

Le chat (un poème spécial pour la fête d'Halloween)

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I slumbered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, sweetly dreaming, suddenly I was blaspheming, 484 more words