As I sat on the bench near the garden, trying to stop my heart from beating out of my breast, I contemplated the pure absurdity of belief in any closed door staying closed.
I had grieved, and then resolutely moved on, after his departure. No, perhaps not with anyone but myself but that had been enough. I had grown stronger -- or so I believed. And yet, here I was, drawn back in time... or, more to the point, to all of the times.
To the day in the driving rain, peering through…Continue
As the sounds of horses and carriage wheels could be heard from outside the gates, Marquise de Tourzel had a last-minute glass of champagne for luck this evening. She received unexpected news early on the same day that His Majesty Louis XVI would be one of the guests to arrive on his way from Saint-Cloud…Continue
A Meeting of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, and Elizabeth Malet:
[2016/02/12] John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester: “My, you are a wee thing!”
[2016/02/12] Lady Elizabeth…Continue