Sonnet The Vallances for Judy, Meagan, Holly, Mitchell all the Vallances Here's Richard Vallance, Judy Harris Vallance, Meagan Holly and Mitchell, nieces and nephew, Bill Vallance, Donna too and a fine chance plenty more abound, and you know it's true. Our family crest bespeaks of Normandie where we lived our lives in lavish wealth where we were crowned as ducal royalty and never had to hide from court in stealth. The King of France was our next of kin and Notre Dame our angelic home, where the chartreuse Seine quelled the city's din silenced by our cathedral's holy dome. And though you wonder why we're Scots by blood the fleur-de-lys is our indigo bud. Richard Vallance October 14 2019 This is my family on my mother's side, as my full name is Richard Vallance Janke. We are in fact descended from the ducal family, De Valence, in Normandy and were related to the King of France in the thirteenth century.
I am astonished by the magnificent costumes of Louis XIV, le Roi Soleil, even though this blog is about Linear A B & C: Part 2
I am astonished by the magnificent costumes of Louis XIV, le Roi Soleil, even though this blog is about Linear A B & C: Part 1
I am astonished by the magnificent costumes of Louis XIV, le Roi Soleil (the Sun King), although this blog is about Linear A B & C. Unlike the male costumes under Louis XV and Louis XVI of the 18th. century, which were effete, effeminate and decadent, those of the young Louis XIV of the 17th. century were truly magnificent. I am posting several photos and one painting of Louis XIV in this and the next few posts for you to feast your eyes on. Some of these photos are from the movie, The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), starring Leonard di Caprio as Louis XIV, while others are from the magnificent series, Versailles (2016-2017), starring Alexandre Vlahos (Canal + and Téléfilm Canada). Strangely enough, the latter series is in English, though entirely sponsored by French TV and movie companies. Comments are welcome.