Back when the Palace of Versailles was a functioning home to the royal French family the palace was a hive of activity. Hundreds of maids, valets and other servants lived in-house to serve the dozens of courtiers who called the palace home. Moreover, the palace was an open house, meaning thousands of visitors were welcomed … Continue reading Public Toilets in the Palace of Versailles
You might think it's very strange to wear tight corsets and large hooped skirts every day. How could a woman get anything done if she couldn't bend at the waist or fit through a doorway? Well, in truth, may women did not.
Create a modern-day version of Marie Antoinette’s scandalous hairstyle with this step-by-step tutorial.
At Versailles, something as basic as knocking on a door was a breach of etiquette. It was considered rude, especially when knocking on the door of the king. Instead, courtiers had to scratch on the door, which could then only be opened by an usher. In fact, many courtiers would grow out one of their fingernails just to scratch at doors!
The French Revolution was a period of time in France between 1789 and 1799. This was the time when the people overthrew the monarchy and took control of the government. Why? Because the wealthy people - the monarchy and the nobles - had all the money and power and didn't share it with the poor.
By Julie Berry The seven young students of St. Etheldreda’s School for Girls are facing quite a displeasing dilemma. Their headmistress, Mrs Plackett, and her bothersome brother have inconveniently dropped dead at their Sunday dinner. The girls are horrified - now they shall have to be separated! It simply won't do. The Scandalous Sisterhood Of … Continue reading Book Review: The Scandalous Sisterhood Of Prickwillow Place
The Palace of Versailles was the home to French Kings and Queens. It still stands today; you can even go and visit it. It is the sprawling creation of King Louis XIV who extended his father's old hunting lodge to create one of the grandest palaces the world has ever seen. In 1682, Louis XIV … Continue reading The Palace of Versailles
Once upon a time in France the people were defined by their Estate - that is, what class they belonged to.
Bread Whole flour, water, salt. The food of life. Sadly, bread has become something else entirely these days where flour is so refined it takes all the nutrients out. Bread, before the invention on packaged yeast, was made simply of flour, water and salt. Because it had no packaged yeast, a dough starter would be … Continue reading Bread and the French Revolution