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Paris, Bastille Day and the French Revolution

Posted on: 15/07/2013 with tags: bastille day, edward rutherfurd, french revolution, paris, European, World History

The French are well-known for their stubborn attitude towards anything that may threaten their liberté, égalité or fraternité, the mantra which arose from the French Revolution and which has stuck firmly ever since. Bastille Day, celebrated every year on the 14th July, commemorates the storming of the massive Bastille fortress-prison on the same day in 1789, an act which was seen to represent the uprising of the modern nation. Held there were many would-be revolutionaries, arbitrarily imprisoned…

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Royal births, christenings and scandals

Posted on: 12/07/2013 with tags: Royal family, Steve Berry, The King's Deception

With the next royal to be added to the line of succession expected to make his or her way into the world any day now, and with the buzz of expectation reaching fever pitch, we decided to explore other royal births, christenings and scandals. Here are some of the interesting facts we discovered: The last baby to be born in a royal palace was Lady Sarah Chatto, daughter of Princess Margaret. She was born in Kensington Palace on 1st May, 1964. Queen Victoria was the first royal to give birth under…

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