The Death of Count Fersen


This is the building in front of which in May 1810 the Sweedes have murdered Axel Fersen. He was left in front of the Court House porch, naked: the rioters had ripped off his clothes, a little too fancy to mourn the death of the popular Danish Prince, Carl August. Yes, all naked…, but they left Fersen his gold watch, a present of Marie-Antoinette, someone has placed it on his broken chest.

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About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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2 Responses to The Death of Count Fersen

  1. Glen says:

    Интересно, за сколько бы ушли эти часы сейчас на ебей.

  2. Трудно сказать, ведь культ Марии-Антуанеты серьёзно завышает цены на такие предметы, я полагаю что не меньше миллиона евров.

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