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Category: French History

You just won a trip to France!

AND… not only do you get to go to France, but you get to go back in time, how cool is that! How am I going to accomplish this amazing feat? What remarkable talent do I have that allows me to slide you down the rainbow of the centuries? No, it’s not my stunning intellect or my cuddly nature, although those would be good guesses. We’re traveling through paintings. Now…

How to Ruin a man: The most jilted lover of the 1700’s

February 1796 “What an extraordinary influence you have over my heart.  Are you Vexed? Do I see you sad?  Are you ill at ease? My soul is broken with grief and there is no rest for your lover. But is there more for me when, delivering ourselves up to the deep feelings which master me, I breathe out upon your lips, upon your heart, a flame which burns me up…” It almost…