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Head of a Statue of Paris
Imageby Liana Miate

Head of a Statue of Paris

Paris, son of Troy's King Priam and Hecuba, is wearing a Phrygian cap, the characteristic headgear of shepherds. According to the myth, an interpreter of dreams foretold that the child of Hecuba would bring the destruction of Troy and must...
Vikings TV Series - Truths and Fictions
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Vikings TV Series - Truths and Fictions

Vikings (2013-present) is a historical fiction TV series created and written by English screenwriter Michael Hirst for the History Channel. Filmed in Ireland, the show draws on Scandinavian and European history and lore as it follows the...
Ragnar Lothbrok
Definitionby Emma Groeneveld

Ragnar Lothbrok

Ragnar Lothbrok (Old Norse Ragnarr Loðbrók, also anglicised as Ragnar Lodbrok), whose epithet means 'Hairy-breeches' or 'Shaggy-breeches', was a legendary Viking king, with Old Norse sagas, poetry, and medieval Latin sources telling of his...
Rollo of Normandy
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Rollo of Normandy

Rollo (l. c.860-c.930 CE, r. 911-927 CE) was a Viking chieftain who became the founder and first ruler of the region of Normandy. He converted to Christianity as part of a deal with the Frankish king Charles the Simple (893-923 CE) in 911...
Odo of West Francia
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Odo of West Francia

Odo of West Francia (also known as Eudes, l. c. 856-898 CE, r. 888-898 CE) was Count of Paris and hero of the Viking Siege of Paris 885-886 CE who was shortly afterwards elected King of West Francia. He was the son of Robert The Strong (c.830-866...
Women's March on Versailles
Definitionby Harrison W. Mark

Women's March on Versailles

The Women's March on Versailles, also known as the October March or the October Days, was a defining moment in the early months of the French Revolution (1789-1799). On 5 October 1789, crowds of Parisian market women marched on Versailles...
Helen of Troy
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy (sometimes called Helen of Sparta) is a figure from Greek mythology whose elopement with (or abduction by) the Trojan prince Paris sparked off the Trojan War. Helen was the wife of Menelaus, the king of Sparta, and considered...
Paul Gauguin
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Paul Gauguin

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was a French neo-impressionist painter whose vivid paintings with their flat, bold colours and use of mystical and ambiguous symbols revolutionised art. Never quite gaining success in his own lifetime...
Paris Parlement Session in 1787
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Paris Parlement Session in 1787

The extraordinary session of the Parlement of Paris on 19 November 1787 at the Palais de Justice. Museum of the French Revolution, Vizille.
Paris & Oenone
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Paris & Oenone

Mantlepiece with relief of Paris and Oenone, 1738 CE, made by Jean Baptiste Xavery for the principal room of the house at 48 Rapenburg in Leiden, where Diederick, Baron van Leyden, livedRijkmuseum, Amsterdam.
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