Posts Tagged ‘Robespierre’

Time travel with the Examiner

Not only was I asked 10 questions by Kayla Posney of the Pittsburgh Historical Fiction Examiner, but I answered! Truthfully too. Let’s get started. 1. If you could go back in time and be any figure from history, who would it be?



Antoine Parmentier by Dumont

Potatoes, the Ancien Regime and the French Revolution

Potatoes, native to the Andes in South America, were introduced in Europe in the mid-17th century. To say that they did not take the Old Continent by storm would be an understatement. When they were cultivated at all, they served as hog feed.  Yet in the course of the 18th century they slowly made their […]



It all started with book covers: a discussion with a Robespierriste reader

This exchange exceeded the iron-clad 3,000 character limit for comments, set by my blogging software. Yet it seemed a pity not to publish Suzanne Levin’s remarks, which I found most interesting. I certainly look forward to reading her historical novel when it is completed. Suzanne’s continued remarks regarding my prior book cover post (I recommend […]



Maximilien Robespierre

No One Likes Armed Missionaries

The most extravagant idea that can take root in the head of a politician is to believe that it is enough for one people to invade a foreign people to make it adopt its laws and constitution. No one likes armed missionaries; and the first advice given by nature and prudence is to repel them […]