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“Touché Mademoiselle!”

In 2011, London art dealer and sleuth, Philip Mould, discovered an interesting eighteenth-century portrait of a seated woman wearing a hat. Mould purchased the painting which, once relieved of its accumulated grime, revealed a five O’clock shadow on the woman’s … Continue reading

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Monkey Business

The relationship between England and France has been notoriously fraught since roughly the eleventh-century, with monarchs of both countries laying claim to the throne of their adversary on the opposite side of the English Channel. Concerned that Louis XIV was … Continue reading

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