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this is what i do when i'm supposed to be doing anything else
children of dune - leto 1
seperis
Wikipedia freefall (noun) - the gradual degradation of efficiency that occurs when you try to research a topic on Wikipedia.

Today:
Nicola de la Haye, who in her sixties spit in the eye of the French army while defending Lincoln (successfully!)-->William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury-->William II Longespée-->(LOST TIME)-->Diane de Poiters-->Henry II of France-->Diane de France-->(LOST TIME)-->Henriette of England-->Armand de Gramont, Comte de Guiche.

In case you are curious, Armand has the distinction of banging both Philippe, Duc d'Orleans only brother of Louis XIV of France and Philippe's wife, Henriette of England, daughter of Charles I and mistress of Louis XIV, and possibly fathering her first daughter. While hitting on Louise de La Vallière , who would become Louis XIV's official mistress.

If life was fanfic, this would be due to a thwarted passion for Louis XIV, who cruelly turned him away because of his Destiny to be A Great French King and He Must Think of Duty Before the Great Love of His Life Who Swam the Rhine For Him (really did that!). Just saying.

I need more hobbies.

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I"m dying to know what the original subject of the search was....

I cna't swear to this (currently at Elen ferch Llywelyn), but I think I was looking up Nicolaa. The entire French thing was probably out of Madelyn mentioning the new CW show Reign, but I couldn't swear to it.

:) I read about Nicolaa oh my god so many years ago, she was referenced in an historical fiction i was reading. cool woman! (and my next-to-favorite time period in English history; Richard III being #1)

dude I adore Wikipedia. am known to simply dive into it and not come up for days. forrealzies!!

there is way too much cool and interesting shit on there. :D

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