Thomas Crapper: Remembered From the Bowels of HistoryWhom and what can you believe these days? Today it’s known as “False or Fake News” and during the Reagan era, it was called “Spin.” A headline (or social media) is where it all starts. I should know. Remember my blog called Cindy Lauper and the Naked Princess? That one got a lot of attention. […]
The Queen’s Last Ride
Walk the exact route that Marie Antoinette’s cart took to the guillotine in the Place de la Concorde on 16 October 1793. Along the route you will visit Robespierre’s apartment, the pharmacy where Count Axel von Fersen purchased the invisible ink to write love letters to the queen, and examples of pre- and post-revolution architecture.
GROWING UP IN EUROPE Stew’s passion for travel and history was fueled by growing up in The Netherlands (Holland) and Germany during the 1960s. Multiple trips to London and Paris were the kick-starters to coming down with the history bug. It was also a time to develop an appreciation of fine art (Stew began collecting […]