Popular Posts for 2017

Last year was a great year for me. My book, Marie Antoinette’s Confidante, released in April in the U.S.. I also got a three book deal with Pen and Sword that will keep me busy for the next few years. Looking at the past year, I decided to list the twelve most popular posts, by month, for 2017:

January – First French Celebrity Chef Marie Antoine (Antonin) Carême

February – Marguerite Power, the Countess of Blessington

March – Battlefield Communications Using Drums and Drumming

April – Pioneering French Midwife: Angélique du Coudray

May – Louis XVI’s Sibling: Madame Élisabeth

June – Singerie: 18th Century Arts Depicting Monkeys Aping Human Behavior

July (A tie) – The Insects That Defeated Napoleon’s Army and Battlefield Medicine and Triage Innovator Dominique Jean Larrey

August – Explorer, Naturalist, and Ornithologist Extraordinaire François Levaillant

September – Rosalie Duthé was the First Dumb Blonde

October – Vehicles Found in France in the 1700 and 1800s: A-Z

November – 5 People Marie Antoinette Disliked (or Despised)

December – 11 Interesting Tidbits about the Wax Sculptor Madame Tussaud

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