The States General at Orleans, 1560. The letters in the plate each signify a particualr figure: A: the King; B: the Queen-Mother; C: the King's brother; D: the King's sister; E: the King of Navarre; F: the Duchess of Ferrara; G: the Duke of Guise (Grand Chamberlain); H: princes; I: cardinals; K: the Constable of France; L: the Chancellor; M: the marshals; N: privy councillors; O: knights; P: the four secretaries of the Estates; S: clergy; T: the Tiers-Etat; V: nobles; X: Quintin, spokesman…
Jump to letter: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A Abraxan: in Greek mythology the horse that pulled Helios' chariot was named Abraxus Accio: Latin, means to call or to summon Aguamenti: comes from th
Lorraine Hansberry's best known work was A Raisin in the Sun. In 1957 she joined the lesbian organization Daughters of Bilitis and contributed letters to their magazine, The Ladder, that addressed feminism and homophobia. While she addressed her lesbian identity in the articles she wrote for the magazine, she wrote under the initials L.H. for fear of being discovered as a black lesbian.
Napoleon and Josephine. Harold H. Piffard (British, active 1895-1899). Oil on canvas. "What is extraordinary is that in this passion we have Napoleon’s letters to Josephine that she kept, but we don’t have her letters to Napoleon. So either he didn’t keep them and that would make his passion a little more lukewarm in a way or maybe Josephine didn’t write to him or would write just very neutral letters. The latter version is the one I would adopt." — Tulard