elegance of history blog: History geek, avid reader and art lover. Here you will find random bits of history, book reviews and musings on art, literature, manners, life, music and anything else that interests me.
Hello everyone, as 2012 is drawing to a close, I thought it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane and highlight some of the best posts of the year. Here we go: Marie Therese Of France: a series of posts about the life of the sole surviving child of King Louis XVI and
“Brussels will be haunted for ever by the ghost of this noble woman, shamefully murdered. I thought no act of our enemy could surprise me further. I was mistaken. This foul deed will live when great battles are forgotten.” That’s what King Albert I of the Belgians uttered when he learned English nurse Edith Cavell