There were so many rules of etiquette in Queen Pirouette’s court that a Book of Rules had to be compiled. It was kept in the hands of the Chamberlain, which of course endowed him with a great deal of power. The only people with more influence than him were Lady Abigail and the Prime Minister. Because of this, the Chamberlain kept the Book close at hand at all times. Once when a courtier appeared with purple stockings beneath his breeches, the Chamberlain fined him 500 livres and banished him from Court for three weeks. Only the Queen can wear purple! He had cried.
Published by Russell Smith
I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Maxwell, Nigel, Pirouette and GarGar. View more posts