Tag Archives: French Revolution

Revolution?

I have just found this piece on Facebook written by an Orthodox priest: These last few years the country has been is something of turmoil, what with exiting the EU, the Church of England turning itself upside down, the Labour … Continue reading

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Mass at Sea

I have found this poignant painting on Rorate Caeli by Louis Duveau, A Mass at Sea in 1793 (1864) in the Musée des beaux-arts in Rennes. Click on the image to get an enlargement. 1793 was the height of the … Continue reading

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Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive

William Wordsworth wrote these words at the beginning of the French Revolution: Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive But to be young was very heaven! As the heads fell during the Terror, he wrote: Domestic carnage, now … Continue reading

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