French Revolution

10 Weird and Grotesque Archaeological Finds

History is full of surprises, and archaeology allows us a rare glimpse into the past that often reveals more than any textbook ever could. Every …

Archaeology

5 Fun Things To Do This Weekend In Charlotte

Christmas markets, football and a French Revolution are all among the fun things to do in Charlotte this weekend.<p>CHARLOTTE, NC -- Holiday shopping …

Charlotte

Baltimore's Latest Restaurant Openings & Closings

<b>POP-UP PRESS</b><p><b>Rheb’s Candies:</b> Get ready to stock up on Christmas confections while visiting the annual holiday train garden at The Shops at Kenilworth …

Restaurants

A wine tasting tour of Bordeaux including Saint Emilion, Chateau de Sales, & Chateau de Ferrand

Bordeaux is one of the most famous wine regions in the world, and thus an obvious destination for wine lovers. While you can do your own tour of the …

Wine

Why the World is Going Backwards (and How to Stop It)

All around this troubled globe, we’re seeing the rise of a phenomenon as strange as an ice-storm in a desert: the regressive revolution.<p>We’re used, …

18th century

Historic French chateau now has 13,000 owners from crowdfunding

And you can be one too<p>The Chateau de la Mothe-Chandeniers has had many owners since its construction in the 13th century. Now more so than ever. Over 13,000 strangers have recently banded together to save the fairytale home—which features turrets, towers, and a sizable moat—from decay and …

France

The Rise of Progressivism

The Rise Of Progressivism<br>(Image by The Political Hawk) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Last year the Western world was dominated by the far …

Liberal View

Think Globally, Act Historically: Teaching the French Revolution and Napoleon

The explosive growth of global history is changing the scholarship of the French Revolution and Napoleonic era. Earlier interest in such a broad …

18th century

Limburg Da Vinci needs fresh 'lick of paint'

The Last Supper at the Limburg abbey is the closest existing copy of Da Vinci's masterpiece. It is believed that at least two figures on the Limburg …

Belgium

30 things about the Paris Metro that even Parisians don’t know

It first opened to the public in 1900<p>Which makes it the fourth oldest Metro system in Europe<p>It now has 303 stations<p>… and carries over 4 million …

Paris

More ways to save money in Paris

Debbi Kickham's “The City of Light for Less" [Nov. 26] was extremely helpful. I'd like to add to her list of Paris deals. In my "Paris Made Easy" guide, I feature some of the best free museums and sights in Paris.<p>The Museé Cognacq-Jay (<i>www.museecognacqjay.paris.fr/en</i>) in the Marais is in an elegant …

Paris

As Brexit Looms, Paris Tries a Business Makeover

PARIS — The phone rings a lot at Paris Region Entreprises, a one-stop shop for companies deciding whether to move employees to the City of Light. Typically, callers ask about visas and minutiae of employment law. But not long ago, an executive from Japan called with a stumper: Where, he asked, are …

France

The 5-Step Guide to Sabering Your First Bottle of Champagne

It’s the holiday season, which means your calendar is packed with plenty of festive parties. Though some of you may have put some extra thought into …

Lifestyle

More than 7,500 people just bought a castle in France together — and you can join in for $59

• <b>French locals teamed up with a historic preservation company to save a castle from ruin and destruction.</b>• <b><br>A crowdfunding campaign reached its goal, and will be used to restore the castle and open it to the public.</b>• <b><br>More than 7,500 people came together to make it happen.</b><p>More than 7,500 people just …

Crowd Funding

The internet just bought an 800-year-old castle in France

The French castle about 200 miles away from Paris was built in the 13th century, captured twice by the English in the Middle Ages, sacked during the French Revolution, and partially burned down in 1932, the <i>Guardian</i> reports.<p>Now the internet may have saved the Chateau de la Mothe-Chandeniers. …

18th century

BBC Radio 4 - Superfast Politics

A week used to be a long time in politics. Not anymore. Today, an hour can feel like an eon.<p>From the race against time to deliver Brexit, to the apparently near-daily earthquakes generated by the Trump presidency, we seem to be living through an era of superfast politics. But what has caused the …

18th century

8,900 People are now co-owners of a crumbling castle in France

A crowdfunding campaign was started to save the enchanting building.<p>Over 8,900 strangers from all over the world have each donated $61 to buy and …

18th century

We’re getting into French Revolution territory

What the passage of the Republican tax-reform bill might mean for you.<p>The Republican tax reform plan, with last-minute changes scribbled into its …

Social Justice

Thousands of strangers have united to buy this abandoned French castle

A crumbling French chateau dating back to the 13th century has been saved from being ruined by thousands of strangers who banded together to purchase it for restoration.<p>The staggering 2,000-hectare La Mothe-Chandeniers, which was once a legendary party palace, is located with its own moat at Les …

France

Beyond Brexit:Why We Need Enlightened Frameworks To Guide Us Through The 4th Industrial Revolution

Benjamin Franklin once said that “failing to plan is planning to fail” and as we look at the situation the British government finds itself in with Brexit, that quote feels very apt.<p>Aside from Frankfurt and Paris openly fighting over where major banks and their suppliers will relocate, we have no …

Entrepreneurship

An artist lauded by the Pope explains why Indian and Italian puppetry share the same spirit

Puppeteer Brune Leone travels the world, staging performances that tackle universal themes.<p>Italian puppeteer Bruno Leone is an artist whom Pope …

18th century

7,500 Strangers Just Bought A Crumbling French Chateau Together

It's late 2017. By now, crowdfunding has been used to finance films, board games, classical music, scientific research and infertility treatments.<p>Add this to the list of things bought with the collective purchasing power: A chateau in the French countryside, complete with moat.<p><i>Mais oui!</i><p>The platform …

World News

6,500 strangers club together to save crumbling French castle

The Mothe-Chandeniers chateau in Les Trois-Moutiers, western France has been through some tough times.<p>Taken by the English twice and all but …

18th century

Trans French spy Chevalier d'Éon was also a wannabe American revolutionary

<i>With more than 5.5 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or</i> …

David Tennant

Something Strange Is Going On With Taylor Swift's Eyebrows, But We Have A Theory

A theory: The real, less melodramatic reason that the old Taylor Swift cannot come to the phone right now is not because she has died, but because …

Taylor Swift

French Town Hopes to Break Record With Huge Christmas Creche

PARIS (AP) — Residents of a small French town are hoping to break a record for the world's biggest Provencal nativity scene.<p>Craftsmen in Aubagne …

18th century

Economic consequences of revolutions

Political revolutions often bring swift regime change leading to short-run economic change, but the long-term consequences are less clear. Some argue …

France

Le Monteil Revolution

Europe<p>France<p>Central France<p>Limousin<p>Le Monteil Revolution, Le Monteil, 23250 Sardent, Creuse, France<p>00 33 5 55 54 93 24 Website …

France

Watershed at Waterloo – How the Legendary 19th Century Battle Made Modern Europe

<b>‘This changes everything’ —</b> Waterloo served as a bloody exclamation point to the Napoleonic Wars. Once it was over, Europe would never be the same …

World History

Top 10 National Anthems That Are Actually Revolutionary Songs

Along with a flag and coat of arms, a national anthem is one of the core symbols of a country. Although several countries had their national anthems …

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