Thursday, January 21, 2010
Vive Le Roi
In case it wasn't marked in your date book, today is the 217th anniversary of the execution of Louis XVI. And if you can't keep your Louis's straight, he's the one who was married to Marie Antoinette and like many others, lost his head during the French Revolution. It may seem like ancient history to you but there are those in France who will be mourning today. A memorial mass will be held at the Basilica of St. Denis at noon as well at many other places throughout the country. If you can't make it, you can always become a fan of Louis XX, the current Bourbon heir, on Facebook. No joke. These folks really know how to keep hope alive.