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noble houses: home economics

The noble houses of eighteenth century England… …In themselves, or rather in their titles, these men symbolized great accretions of social and political power as well as wealth. They were heads of great clans of families who had served them … Continue reading

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KNIGHTY-NIGHT TO THE ART-RISTOCRATS

The latter years of the fourteenth-century and the early years of the fifteenth were the grimmest period in French history. Between the Black Death, the everlasting war with England, plundering raids, taxies and levies; circumstances conspired to ┬áreduce the voice … Continue reading

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FAR FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF PIETY

The elder uncle of Charles VI started perhaps, the greatest and most extravagant spending spree in the history of the world to that time. His collection itself was a work of art. Jean, Duc de Berry, was more intellectual than … Continue reading

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