Video by @davidcoventry The Fourteenth day of July marks Bastille Day in France, the French National Day. The French National Day commemorates the first anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille on July 14 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution. A day of the oldest and largest Military Parade in Europe , spectacular fireworks, and concerts .
"Cravats grow higher, as if they mean to protect the throat. The highest cravats in public life will be worn by Citizen Antoine Saint-Just, of the National Convention and the Committee of Public Safety. In the dark and harrowing days of ’94, an obscene feminine inversion will appear: a thin crimson ribbon, worn round a bare white neck."
Truly remarkable tomb of Duke Francis of Brittany in Nantes Cathedral. His death in 1488 heightened the struggle for control of Brittany, as he was succeeded by his 11 year old daughter Anne. Henry VII in England launched two military expeditions into Brittany over the next couple of years, and the situation was only resolved when Anne was married to the elderly Charles VIII of France. Anne had this tomb made for her parents, designed by King Louis XII's painter Jean Perreal, and built by Michel Colombe, it was only finished in 1507. During the Revolution, it was secretly saved by the city's architect, Mathurin Crucy, who was supposed to be dismantling it. #tomb#brittany#nantes#cathedral#nantescathedral#dukefrancis#churchmonument#henryvii#frenchrevolution#meetingswithremarkabletombs