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So, taking a suggestion for the comment above, I will make and answer to this. The British/English and the French had been going at each other's throat for a long time. Just reading from Wikipedia's list of conflicts between the two nations it is very obvious that they did not like each other. Not long before the Revolutionary War, the French had been ...


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The idea originated with the memorialist Fran├žoise Bertaut de Motteville who only entered the French court after Richelieu had died, so she was reporting rumors she heard from people who knew Richelieu personally. In her memoirs published in 1723, she wrote the following in volume one: Laffemas avoit promis au Ministre qu'il le tourmenteroit si bien ...



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