Thursday 6 November 2014

500 Posts and a Countdown...

It came as a pleasant surprise to realise today marks the publishing of my five hundredth post!

This seemed to me something of a milestone and I thought I would mark the occasion with a countdown of my five most popular posts as recommended by salon visitors. I must confess to being somewhat surprised at number one, but not unpleasantly so.

Less surprising is the very good showing for the French Revolution in this list; whatever your favourite, it is a pleasure to present the top five posts to you today!

5. The Storming of the Bastille: The Parisian mob swarm into the Bastille, freeing its prisoners and bringing down this mighty fortress.

4. "Short in stature, deformed in person, and hideous in face": The life and death of Jean-Paul Marat, Revolutionary icon.

3. "We have lost more than we have gained": The death of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar

2. "My Blood Alone Remains": The final hours in the life of Marie Antoinette as she awaits her date with the National Razor.

1. The scandalous life of Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, who battled with personal unhappiness in a search for fulfilment.

I hope you have found something to interest you here at the Guide; here's to many more!


Lindsay said...

Even though I don't normally comment here I love the posts you give us

Catherine Curzon said...

Thank you, and thank you for all you do to share them too!

Unknown said...

I always look forward to your posts. I usually can't stop at just one, but have to read all of them one right after another. I also learn so much and I thank you for that.

Catherine Curzon said...

Thank you so much, that's very kind. I'm really pleased to hear that you enjoy losing yourself in the long 18th century!