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Blessing of the Flags

During the era of the American Revolution, French and Spanish regiments were comprised primarily of Roman Catholics who customarily have objects and implements blessed... The post Blessing of the Flags appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Articles in the JMIS, 13/3 2021

Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies 13/3 (2021): Francois Soyer, “Jews and the child murder libel in the medieval Iberian Peninsula: European trends and Iberian peculiarities.” Tiago João Queimada e Silva, “Aristocratic neo-Gothicism in fourteenth-century...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 7 Dec 2021

Diane de Poitiers: Big Stars on the Small Screen

Fans of sixteenth century France, rejoice! A new miniseries about Diane de Poitiers, the mistress of King Henri II, is currently under production for France 2. Filmed on location at the Château de Septmonts near Soissons and various châteaux of the...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 6 Oct 2021

Meeting of the Three Commanders

On March 6, 2019, a chilly late winter afternoon, the Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission dedicated a Virginia Historical Highway Marker to commemorate a... The post Meeting of the Three Commanders appeared first on Journal of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: Norman Desmarais on the Gazette Françoise

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor, writer, and historian Norman Desmarais on the Gazette Françoise, a French newspaper published for... The post This Week on Dispatches: Norman Desmarais on the <i>Gazette...

Monarchy vs Republic (1848) | François-Vincent Raspail

F. V. Raspail The following lines were written by the French physician François-Vincent Raspail (1794–1878) while he was imprisoned in Château de Vincennes because of his role in the French Revolution of 1848. Titled ‘Many Kinds of Monarchy—One...

A Snapshot in Time: Clouet Portraits on Display at Azay-le-Rideau

Like any author, I love it when characters I have written about come into the public eye. Artist duo Jean and François Clouet, featured in my second novel, worked as portraitists at the courts of François I, Henri II, and Henri's sons. I posted previously...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 22 Jul 2021

“Gazette Françoise,” The French Gazette in Newport, Rhode Island

When General Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur Comte de Rochambeau arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 10, 1780 with over 5800 troops, most... The post “Gazette Françoise,” The French Gazette in Newport, Rhode Island appeared first on Journal...

Les officiers militaires français et les miliciens de la Nouvelle-France, 1755-176

Lauraly Deschambault et Gregory Kennedy Dans le cadre du projet de partenariat, Service militaire, citoyenneté et culture politique au Canada atlantique, 1700-2000, nous menons une étude sur la contribution des miliciens acadiens et canadiens à la...
From: Borealia on 7 Jun 2021

Literary Review: The Musical Human by Michael Spitzer; A Life in Music by Nicholas Kenyon

The first note known to have sounded on Earth was an E natural. It was produced some 165 million years ago by a katydid, a kind of cricket, rubbing its wings together – a fact deduced by scientists from the insect’s remains, preserved in amber. Consider...
From: Mathew Lyons on 3 Jun 2021

“Only when French generals will give their daughters in marriage to the Nègres”: Jean-François Petecou and the Other Path to Haitian Freedom

By Miriam Franchina When Haiti proclaimed its independence from France in 1804, Jean-François Petecou was on the other side of the Atlantic in Cádiz, Spain. He had been among the earliest leaders of the 1791 slave insurrection that became the Haitian...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 May 2021

Black Haitian Soldiers at the Siege of Savannah

The story of the Black Haitian soldiers serving in the French army in the battles to wrest Savannah, Georgia, from the British in September–October... The post Black Haitian Soldiers at the Siege of Savannah appeared first on Journal of the American...

Montesquieu, the Persian Rousseau, and Napoleon’s French Revolution in India

Soltan Hosayn, by Cornelis de Bruijn. (Rijksmuseum) The year 2021 marks the tercentenary of the publication of Montesquieu’s Lettres persanes and the two hundredth anniversary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte. At first glance, the philosophe who...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 28 Jan 2021

Why Read Historical Fiction Set in Sixteenth Century France? Reason #8

The next reason I'll propose for reading historical fiction set in sixteenth century France is a corollary of Reason #7--FRANCE, but one that merits its own mention...Reason #8--CHATEAUXFrance's scenic countryside is dotted with thousands of castles....
From: Writing the Renaissance on 20 Oct 2020

Why Read Historical Fiction Set in Sixteenth Century France? Reason #3

Still looking for reasons to read or write historical fiction set in Renaissance France? Here's one sure to convince you.Reason #3: DRAMAThere's something about Renaissance dynasty dramas that strongly appeals to modern television audiences. From 2007-2010,...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 28 Sep 2020

Festivals, Balls, and Hunts in Honor of Charles V

On this day in 1558, Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor and King François I's longtime enemy, died in Spain. The official social media streams of the Château of Fontainebleau (Twitter: @CFontainebleau, Facebook: Château de Fontainebleau)...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 21 Sep 2020

Battle of the Saintes

We often think that the Siege of Yorktown, Virginia, and the surrender ceremony of October 19, 1781, was the effective end to fighting in... The post Battle of the Saintes appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

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