everything is perfectly corrected and PL ok now, April. Thank you
thank you for this interesting lesson marriage politics, Hypatia. Beautifully narrated and flawlessly read. Kudos on the excellent job with those many Spanish and Portuguese names. It was nice to listen to.Hypatia wrote: ↑January 7th, 2019, 4:12 pmHere is section 123:
and thank you for this highly dramatic chapter. That was a time of upheaval back in the final days of the revolution. And yes, quite ironic that Robespierre would end up on the guillotine after he sentenced so many to that same fate. I always get squeamish when I hear such episodes of executions.neecheelok70 wrote: ↑January 7th, 2019, 5:23 pmHere is 76:
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Thanks Sonia. I was more concerned about the army of carpenters and servants they needed to try to impress each other with more luxury every day! It was interesting to see the diplomatic proceedings, and the war alliance sealed by the marriage. Of course, the daughters had no say in the matter.Kitty wrote: ↑January 8th, 2019, 2:25 amthank you for this interesting lesson marriage politics, Hypatia. Beautifully narrated and flawlessly read. Kudos on the excellent job with those many Spanish and Portuguese names. It was nice to listen to.Hypatia wrote: ↑January 7th, 2019, 4:12 pmHere is section 123:
After the final sentence, that Catherine would be too young for the King, out of curiosity, I checked the ages of these people. Indeed, while Philippa and John were only 3 years apart, Catherine was 13 years younger than her sister. She would have been only in her early teens at that time. So I guess his choice was a reasonable one.
PL ok, of course. Well done.
thank you, Leni, two excellent sections again. Wow that must have been so adventurous (and scary) to sail away into unknown waters and not finding a coast for days. I always thought the Portuguese had sailed totally near the coast, always land in sight, and so mapped the outline of Africa. But now I learn they were drifted off to open sea quite far and didn't see any land. Brave men !Leni wrote: ↑January 8th, 2019, 4:53 pmHere is section 127:
and I also checked your section, Hypatia, and it's also PL ok. Yes, Froissart is THE chronicler in France at that period. I think his French style was also not so easy to understand I remember we read some excerpts of his chronicle in the French course in High School. Back then I couldn't appreciate him as much as I probably would nowadays.Hypatia wrote: ↑January 8th, 2019, 5:50 pmHere is section 124:
I'm not sure I like Froissart's stilted language (or at least the translation of it).