Monthly Archives: July 2014

Court life sounds horrible

In case anyone was wondering whether royal life in the Korean court in the 1700s would be fun or not: Prince Sado’s illness grew worse. Before he had completely recuperated from his recent bout of smallpox(0), the Two Highnesses passed … Continue reading

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Reading Manzoni

A short note about a book I’ve just started! This weekend I was listening to the Requiem by Verdi and as I listened was reading about it. Verdi dedicated it to this guy Alessandro Manzoni. So I read about Manzoni, … Continue reading

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