Tag Archives: Napoleon III

Friday Finds

I’m changing things a bit again. If you follow the blog regularly, you will know that I’ve been trying to publish a “Five on Friday” post for the last several months. The problem is, however, that the school year is … Continue reading

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La Frayeur

I made a quick trip to New York City recently over a slightly longer than normal weekend. Although I love living in New England, I really miss the bustle and options that abound in New York. My trip to the … Continue reading

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J’ai préféré une femme que j’aime et que je respecte

Empress Eugénie, the wife of Napoleon III, was born on May 5, 1826. I had no idea that she was born in Spain to a noble family. Althogh she had a whole host of titles. she was known in France … Continue reading

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Il y a du monde au balcon

French architect Jean-Louis Charles Garnier was born on November 6, 1825. His parents were working-class folk, a fact that Garnier tried to bury. During brilliant studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Garnier won the Prix de Rome. He … Continue reading

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La Marseillaise

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle was born on May 10, 1760. He is famous for composing the words and music to La Marseillaise, the French national anthem. His original title was the Chant de guerre pour l’armée du Rhin (War … Continue reading

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