fifteenth-century love



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  • The music is particularly well chosen - a rather fifteenth-century feel to it, with Desdemona's song especially memorable.

    Winters Tale follow-up

  • Diane Stanley: Joan of Arc: A biography of the fifteenth-century peasant girl who led a French army to victory against the English and was burned at the stake for witchcraft.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • In time, she acquired a second home, a fifteenth-century stone cottage in the Dordogne region in southwestern France.

    A Covert Affair

  • William and Kate felt at home here, stretching out on the grass next to a fifteenth-century church built to honor St. Dwynwen.

    William and Kate

  • These shoes resemble chopines -- extreme platforms favored by courtesans in fifteenth-century Italy.

    Leora Tanenbaum: How to Wear High-Heeled Shoes and Walk at the Same Time

  • But for Léry, the violence of the sultans took second place to that of a Christian, Vlad III, the fifteenth-century Romanian prince known as the “Impaler” in his day and as the inspiration of the Dracula story in ours.


  • In The Family we are taken back to fifteenth-century Rome, the land of the Vatican and the immensely powerful popes.

    2010 April 17 « The BookBanter Blog

  • But alas, education means European education for subject peoples of color—“deliberately educated ignorance,” Du Bois scolded, “by which subject peoples remember Napoleon and forget Sonni Ali,” the fifteenth-century ruler of the Songhai Empire.


  • In fifteenth-century Italy, shoemakers created an eroticized platform shoe for women called the chopine.

    Leora Tanenbaum: Our Stripper Shoes, Ourselves

  • Rapp watched Anna twirl around the middle of the beautiful room, her arms spread and her little chin tipped up toward the vaulted hand-painted ceiling of the fifteenth-century monastic cell.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2


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