Category Archives: King’s Guard

The Favorites of Marie-Antoinette

For sure Marie-Antoinette had some weakness for men in uniform; she also gave preferential treatment to foreigners; and we can imagine that foreign men-in-uniform would make a pretty bad public relations campaign for any queen; but fortunately Versailles Court was cosmopolitan enough … Continue reading

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The King’s Guard

If you remember Walter Scott’s Quentin Durward, in that novel the French king had the Scotts guard him. This Scottish Guard has been augmented by the French archers who gradually became numerically superior to the Scotts and then completely replaced them. By … Continue reading

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