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Vigee Lebrun Marquises Pezay and Rouge

Fashions in Paris before the Revolution

By now you know all about the proper attire required from the ladies of the Court. But the same women, hampered by their cumbersome paniers in Versailles, dressed quite differently, and in my opinion more elegantly, in Paris. Let us listen to the heroine of Mistress of the Revolution, Gabrielle de Montserrat: In the capital, […]



The anniversay of Oradour-sur-Glane

Thanks to Richard de Brantigny for remembering this somber anniversary. Shortly after D-Day, the SS Division Das Reich massacred the 700 inhabitants of the village of Oradour-sur-Glane. The women and children were rounded up inside the Church, which was then set on fire. This atrocity may have been ordered by the SS hierarchy in retaliation […]