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Historical Reads: Etiquette at Versailles

Versailles may have been one of the most glamorous courts in Europe, if not in the world, but living there wasn’t always easy or pleasant. Every little aspect of life was, in fact, strictly regulated by an elaborate, and stifling, set of etiquette rules. Paris Atelier explores some of them. To quote: *People who wanted

Mark Twain visits Versailles

I have only recently finished reading The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain. The book chronicles the journey the American writer undertook from the USA to Europe, the Middle East, the Holy Land and Egypt. This travel book is certainly different from the rest because Twain describes the places he sees in a witty and ironical,