The Day of a King
Being an absolute monarch was exhausting especially for Louis XIV. Looking at the immense palaces and stunning interiors only give us a vague hint of what his daily routine must have been like. One of the most comprehensive studies of lifestyle in the era was Lewis The Splendid Century. Ive attempted to recreate the day of The King by selecting a few choice sections from Lewis book. It is as close as most of us will ever get to being King.
The Flemish Harpsichord
As the Baroque was in its most formative stage an instrument builder named Hans Ruckers revolutionized the design of the harpsichord to become the standard for most of the era. I explain the contributions of the Ruckers family in harpsichord design and even provide a link where I post a detailed blog revealing my own project of building and decorating an authentic Flemish Single harpsichord in the tradition of Ruckers.
Humanities Resource of Mark Hunter