When did Old French displace Frankish as the language spoken in the West-Frankish court, and who was the first natively "French" king?
How did lower classes with aspirations to high social standing greet each other in the Paris of the 1630's?
I am running a game of En Garde over on the RPG Stack Exchange. For purposes of verisimilitude, we're wondering about station-specific greetings in Paris in the 1630's. What would be an appropriate ...
I've read that one reason that the nobility attending e.g. the French kings' court in the 17th century had a passion for wigs, powdered faces, and gloves was the then prevalence of syphilis (the ...