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A “Versailles” Historical-ish Cosplay

I’m just going to admit it: I flippin’ *loved* the Canal+ show “Versailles.” Loved it. Binged it. Binged it again. When it comes to historical costumes in television shows and movies, I give a lot of leeway with accuracy, especially in periods...

Absolute Animals: The Royal Menagerie and the Royal Labyrinth at Versailles

This article is a part of our “Revolutionary Animals” series, which examines the roles of animals in revolution, representations of revolutionary animals, and the intersections between representation and the lived experiences of animals. By Peter...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Jul 2021

Henry Laurens and the Grand Tour of Europe

In the fall of 1771, the South Carolina rice merchant Henry Laurens sailed to Britain with his teenaged sons. They toured the countryside and... The post Henry Laurens and the Grand Tour of Europe appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Versailles: a Bedroom of style

Photo tour!The Queen's bedroom at Versailles saw its fair share of lady occupants. The style of the furnishings rotated with the fashions, which were kept up for the ladies, naturally.  They could update the decor and commission works for the rooms...

Rosalie Duthé: courtesan, opera dancer and the first ‘dumb blonde’

Courtesan, dancer and – reputedly – the first ‘dumb blonde’, Catherine-Rosalie Duthé was a true eighteenth-century celebrity. Portrait of a young lady by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1770. Traditionally identified as Rosalie...
From: All Things Georgian on 20 Mar 2018

Satisfying Satyrion

I have been catching up on Season 2 of Versailles on BBC Iplayer.  (Spoiler to follow if you haven’t watched it yet). In the season opener Madame De Reynaud claims to have procured powder of Satyrion to enhance her marriage. Satyrion was a...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 10 May 2017

Henry E. Huntington, the Greatest Book Collector

In “Why America buys England’s books,” a 1927 article in the Atlantic Monthly, Philadelphia bookseller Rosenbach wrote that Henry E. Huntington was the “greatest collector of books the world has ever known.” The London Times...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 28 Mar 2017

Gossip meets history at Versailles

The Fountain of Apollo, Park of Versailles, France (Wikimedia) ‘Louis XIV was so magnificent in his court, as well as reign, that the least particulars of his private life seem to interest posterity.’ So wrote Voltaire in his account of the...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 16 Jun 2016

Death at Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is mounting a magnificent exhibition entitled ‘Le Roi est mort’ to mark the tercentenary of the death of Louis XIV. The exhibits, artefacts, texts, and background music document the king’s last days, how his...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 29 Jan 2016

A Day In 18th-century Paris

"Le Pont Neuf" The oldest standing bridge across the river Seine in Paris. ❤❤❤Paris, circa 1780, would have been an ideal situation for an avid people-watcher. Busy, lively streets, everyone with something to do and somewhere to...

Ville d’Avray, the last home of Grace Dalrymple Elliott

Today we are going to take a look at the French village of Ville d’Avray, where Grace Dalrymple Elliott ended her days. In the eighteenth-century Grace had been known as a notorious courtesan and mistress of the Earl of Cholmondeley, the Prince...
From: All Things Georgian on 5 Nov 2015

Le Roi est mort

Le Roi dans son lit de parade tel qu’il y parut le premier de septembre jour de son décès 1715 (BnF). Le château de Versailles présente du 27 octobre 2015 au 21 février 2016 Le roi est mort. Louis XIV 1715. Commémorant...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 1 Sep 2015

Voltaire and the gardens of Versailles

Voltaire had known the Palace of Versailles since his thirties, when he prepared a divertissement there to celebrate Louis XV’s marriage in 1725. Some twenty years later he was a frequent visitor as Royal Historiographer. Yet when one consults...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 16 Jul 2015

Marie Antoinette: An Intimate History

I’m so sorry about taking a month off from my blog but I hope you’ll all forgive me when I reveal that the reason for my absence was a brand new book about Marie Antoinette, based on decades of pretty obsessive research (both primary and secondary)...
From: Madame Guillotine on 18 May 2015

Picturing the reign of Louis XIV

Portrait of Louis XIV by Hyacinthe Rigaud. In 2015, the tercentenary of the death of Louis XIV, the VF is delighted to be launching our publication of Voltaire’s seminal Siècle de Louis XIV, critical edition by Diego Venturino of the Université...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 30 Apr 2015

18th century, Birth of Design, Furniture Masterpieces 1650-1789

Marie Antoinette's jewelry case, used for storing her diamonds, rubies and other pearls, is one of the many stunning objects on display in a new exhibition at Versailles. The exhibition 18th century, Birth of Design, Furniture Masterpieces 1650-1789 ...

La Mode à la Cour de Marie Antoinette

How beautiful is this book? I was pleased as punch when I got La mode à la Cour de Marie-Antoinette from my brother in law as a Christmas present, and also rather astounded by how big it is as it is HUGE. Which can be a bit annoying when it comes to...
From: Madame Guillotine on 23 Jan 2015

Marie Antoinette and the Petit Trianon

The Petit Trianon is a sumptuous jewellery box of a house, tucked away in the Versailles park. Designed in 1762 by Ange-Jacques Gabriel and paid for by Louis XV, it was intended as a present for Madame de Pompadour – its elegant lines a perfect...
From: Madame Guillotine on 2 Nov 2014

Rediscovering Voltaire and Rameau’s Temple de la gloire

Le Temple de la gloire was commissioned by the duc de Richelieu to celebrate Louis XV’s return to Versailles after a famous (and rare) victory at Fontenoy, in the War of the Austrian Succession. Voltaire provided the libretto, and the piece, described...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 28 Oct 2014

How to Ruin a Queen

‘On 5 September 1785, a trial began in Paris that would divide the country, captivate Europe and send the French monarchy tumbling down the slope towards the Revolution. Cardinal Louis de Rohan, scion of one of the most ancient and distinguished...
From: Madame Guillotine on 20 Aug 2014

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