Monday, August 29, 2011

Madame Tussaud and Marie-Antoinette

I have been reading about Madame Tussaud and her frightening time in the Revolution recently. Madame Tussaud: Witness to the Revolution is a detailed account of her story.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Mistress of the Duke of Orleans

Courtesans are not to be admired, but they are certainly interesting! Here is the story of Grace Dalrymple Elliott.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Two Royal Proposals

Royal proposals often take place in beautiful and romantic settings. After all, royals can usually afford to pull out all the stops! Prince William and Prince Frederick certainly chose lovely places.


Prince William proposed to Katherine on the slopes of Mount Kenya overlooking the glimmering lake. He probably flew her there by helicopter as well, which must have been exciting. He gave her his mother's sapphire ring to wear as her engagement ring.

Prince Frederick of Denmark chose 'the Eternal City' to propose. He proposed to his beautiful bride, who grew up in Australia, on a moonlit night in Rome. We don't know exactly where it was, however. Perhaps it was overlooking the panoramic view of the city from the Spanish Steps? CP Mary said in an interview that he made it very difficult for her to say
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