You certainly know the song "Marlbrough is going to war, mironton, mirontaine ..." which became famous thanks to the duke (of the same name) having been noticed by his curious disappearance during the battle of Malplaquet from 9 to September 11, 1709. After wars and easy victories as in Flanders and Franche-Comté, Louis XIV still concerned about the Spanish Succession, had to face at the beginning of the 18th century more difficult battles like that of Malplaquet, gained "by abandonment" of the enemy.
At the end of the 19th century the American West was the scene of numerous fortuitous discoveries of large deposits of dinosaur fossils! The public is passionate about it, the Museums compete to obtain more and more specimens and in this unique context two men, two paleontologists, two old friends, will engage in a merciless struggle to find and describe as many dinosaurs as possible.
Relations between the Franks and the Normans are initially conflictual. However, in 911, it led to the creation of the Duchy of Normandy, ceded to the Viking Rollo by Charles the Simple. After having been among the most terrible adversaries of France, the Normans become part of it.Who are the Normans?
Private estate and symbol of the Empire style, the Hôtel de Beauharnais, located rue de Lille in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, is the current residence of the German Ambassador to France: Reinhard Schäfers. On the occasion of a private visit, Histoire pour tous retraces the history of the magnificent hotel and of the various owners, including the famous Eugène de Beauharnais, in pictures.
As part of the celebrations of the 1100 years of the founding of the abbey of Cluny, Cluniac sites in the Jura such as the abbey of Baume-les-Messieurs or the abbey church of Gigny-sur-Suran host exhibitions of artists. contemporaries confronting their gaze with the history of the place. Between past and future, the department of Jura offers you the opportunity to discover new facets of this rich heritage of the Cluniac order through creations that integrate and live with these places of art and history.
Eleanor of Austria, widow of the King of Portugal, second wife of Francis I, was truly an instrument of negotiation for her brother Charles V and of revenge for the King of France. During the seventeen years of her life as a French wife and queen, this sister of the enemy will feel the animosity of the king and his sons.
In May 1768, Louis XV accepts an exchange: Corsica against the debt of two million pounds that the city of Genoa owes to France! The Corsicans, dissatisfied, rise up and the seven thousand five hundred French sent there, are beaten. A year later, twenty two thousand French people landed on the island to take possession of it.
Colonel on the verge of retirement at the start of the Great War, Philippe Pétain was one of the great architects of the French victory in 1914-1918, notably because of his role in the Battle of Verdun. Yet he was one of the few actors in the Great War who did not leave writings and testimonies about his intense years in command, until the release of "The World War, 1914-1918" , by Editions Privat.
Little is known about the life of Raoul Glaber (Rodulfus Glaber dit le Chauve), a Burgundian monk born at the end of the 10th century. Associated by romantic historiography and by Michelet with the so-called “terrors of the Year Thousand”, he was also presented as a jovial and little disciplined monk but also as a fine scholar, author of poems and theologian, very attached to the reform. monastic of which Cluny is the spearhead.
Philippe d´Orléans, Monsieur brother of the Sun King, nephew of Gaston, father of the Regent and like all those of the Orleans line, was bullied, excluded from politics and war. Despite their desire to do well, their desire to fight, they were only the seconds of the great kings. Historians have made comparisons between the two "pairs" of brothers Louis XIII and Gaston d'Orléans with Louis XIV and Philippe d'Orléans: the two Louis are Bourbons, the two Orléans are Medici… attracted by the things of the spirit, subject to mood swings at the slightest affront or annoyance!
An era of innovation, the Renaissance not only saw the rise of the arts but a stupendous change in the way of eating, offering for the powerful a totally different vision of their representation of the world. The fascination with Italy, the reflections of the humanists, the invention of the printing press, the discovery of America, the Protestant Reformation, all of these have an influence on the ways of eating, cooking, and also on & 39; 'good manners & 39; & 39; table from the contemporaries of François I and Catherine de Medici.
After a volume on Valmy, which we had the pleasure to present to you, the collection "Champ d & 39; Honneur" published by Delcourt editions opens a new section devoted to a crucial battle in the history of France: the battle of Castillon which took place on July 17, 1453. A fun way to (re) discover this key moment in the Hundred Years War and the reconquest initiated by Charles VII.
Princess Palatine, Elisabeth-Charlotte of Bavaria, a renowned epistolary, can be nicknamed Madame Europe. Thus, thanks to some 60,000 letters written by Elisabeth Charlotte across Europe because she corresponded with England, Sweden, Denmark, the courts of Lorraine, Savoy and Modena, Spain, Sicily, we can retrace his life, made of joy, sorrows, and above all to learn about the customs of the Court of Versailles….
Aside from the Bible texts of the Old Testament, little is known about the real life of Moses. So much so that historian Édouard Meyer was able to declare in 1906 that Moses was not a historical figure. Parting the waters of the Red Sea and brandishing the Tables of the Law in a famous peplum film in the guise of Charlton Heston, Moses, who is mainly known to us from the Bible, and more precisely the Pentateuch, nevertheless had a decisive importance in the history of the Jewish people.
His name is Bond, James Bond! And on October 5, he celebrated his fiftieth birthday in the cinema. Having become a real mass cultural phenomenon on the big screen, symbolized by his Aston Martin, his tuxedo, his sublime women and his gadgets of all kinds, he appears as a more fallible and complex man under the pen of his creator, Ian Fleming (with Casino Royale in 1953).
The Vikings outfit is basically made from two materials, linen and wool. The wool, drawn from long-fleece sheep raised on farms, is woven at home, on a large vertical loom. The warp threads are stretched by stones which are simple stones with holes, the weft thread is slipped by means of a hand operated shuttle and tamped with the help of a rammer.
The definition of the historian and his profession often provokes endless debates: who can claim to be a historian? What to do with history? What is the role of the historian in society? Does the historian have the right to emotion? Is history a science? The answers are complex but essential as history, often manipulated, retains an important place in society, and the historian is called upon to express his views, including on contemporary debates.
If we nowadays benefit from the magnificent garden that is the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, it is thanks to Marie de Médicis and her Italian taste. Loving this quiet neighborhood, she decided to acquire a fairly large piece of land in order to build a palace and a garden in the Florentine style.
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Paul Cézanne, originally from Provence and friend of Zola, is today famous for his many landscape compositions and still lifes. Towards the end of the 19th century, however, it was in isolation and anonymity that he produced his major works, in search of a new pictorial construction that took him away from the world. impressionism.
In the 13th century, when King Louis IX (Saint Louis) reigned in France, a new empire was born in sub-Saharan Africa, on the ruins of that of Ghana. Founded by the legendary Soundiata Keita, the Empire of Mali is quickly becoming a rich and powerful state, connected to the commercial and cultural networks of Africa, far beyond the Sahara, to the Muslim world.