Napoleon and Josephine…

Capt. Jack Aubrey: Do you want to see a guillotine in Piccadilly? Crew: No! Capt. Jack Aubrey: Want to call that raggedy-ass Napoleon your king? Crew: No! Capt. Jack Aubrey: You want your children to sing the La Marseillaise? Crew: NO! From Captain Jack Aubrey’s address to his crew before the final battle: Master and Commander: Read More …

Belated Anniversary…A Historic Date

It was a cold, snowy day in Paris on the second of December 1804. Dressed in his “long white satin tunic embroidered in gold thread,” “a white velvet vest with gold embroidery and diamond buttons, a crimson velvet tunic and a short crimson coat with satin lining,” as well as an eighty pound “coronation mantle, Read More …

Beauty and the Beast: Part Eight

More than a week had passed since that day at the fountain when she had given him drink. It was a cool evening, perfect for the emerald green velvet gown she wore, and Belle nervously paced before the mantlepiece, barely noticing that the marble busts on either side were following her movements, not only with Read More …

Savannah – A Crowe’s Point Movie Adaptation of ‘Laura’: Part Five

“Hello….Mosconi’s? This is Lieutenant Wendell White, Homicide Bureau….Yes, that’s right….Yes…tragic. Look…I have a couple of questions for you, if you have a moment?” Monday morning, and Bud had returned to the Hunt apartment for another day’s investigation. It was also the first time he had been able to view things in the brilliance of day, Read More …

Beauty and the Beast: Part Seven

It had taken an hour to return to sleep, and even after she did, she had not rested well, spending most of that time going over each moment of the scene, and deciding what must be done. She could not spend the day indoors with any activity when she needed to find him, to make Read More …

The Battle of Trafalgar: In Words and Images – the Death of Nelson (Part 4)

This page contains numerous references, including those from the previous mentioned BritishBattles.com, as well as the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Collection currently in the possession of Queen Elizabeth II.