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Marie Antoinette’s Last Letter

This is the letter Marie-Antoinette Queen of France wrote to her sister-in-law Madame Elisabeth a few hours before her execution. (Letter translated from French to English by Charles Duke Yonge) 16th October, 4:30am It is to you, my sister, that … Continue reading

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One of Henry VIII affectionate love letters to Anne Boylen

My mistress and friend My heart and I surrender ourselves into your hands, beseeching you to hold us commended to your favour, and that by absence your affeftion to us may not be lessened: for it were a great pity to increase our pain, … Continue reading

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Famous Quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte

   Respect the burden. A picture is worth a thousand words. Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. An army marches on its stomach. Imagination rules the world. Victory belongs to the most persevering. A leader is … Continue reading

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Unusual pen pals : Voltaire and Catherine the Great

Voltaire’s interest in Russia was probably stimulated during his research for the Historie de Charles XII. His ties to Russia became even closer in 1746 during the reign of Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great, when he was made an … Continue reading

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A letter sent to Eva Braun from Hitler after his attempt to take his life in July 1944

Mein Liebles Tschapperl, Don’t worry about me. I’m fine though perhaps a little tired. I hope to come home soon and then I can rest in your arms. I have a great longing for rest, but my duty to the … Continue reading

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Letters from Voltaire: On Being Liberated from the Bastille, to the Lieutenant of Police

Châtenay, Good Friday, April 5, 1718 Sir: ”The first use I must make of my liberty is to write and thank you for having given it to me. I can only prove my gratitude by being worthy of the kindness … Continue reading

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Another heartbreaking Letter to Josephine from Napoleon

To Josephine at Genoa                                                                         … Continue reading

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