“Brian Berry is an integral part of this culture of quality, as evidenced by his being accorded the top distinction in his field, the Vautrin Lud Prize”
The great age of decipherment dawned in the mid-eighteenth century, at the time of the Enlightenment, with the Abbe Barthelemy's solution of the Palmyra script
although the narrative seems to stress 'globalisation' ('mondialisation'), it all adds up to a paean of praise to France's influence on the world, and how many modern movements France started.
If the economy of the nineteenth century world was formed mainly under the influence of the British Industrial Revolution, its politics and ideology were formed mainly by the French
it took the genius of a French clockmaker turned instrument craftsman to launch the era of the modern bow
En refusant de se remarier et en choisissant de vivre de sa plume, Christine de Pisan a bouleversé les normes médiévales et ouvert la voie à une réflexion sur le statut et le rôle social des femmes.
The Verdon Gorge in the French Alps is considered the birthplace of sport climbing
François Eugène Vidocq, the world’s first real life private detective
when Cousteau died, aged 87, in 1997, he was widely hailed as one of the fathers of environmentalism for his work as an oceanographer
The world’s very first private detective agency.
The choice of the hundred years from 1750 to 1848 as the central epoch for my purpose is, I think, a sufficiently obvious one. By 1750 the American colonies had passed from infancy into something like maturity; and by 1848 the French influence commenced to wane before the German one.
French sculptor who revolutionised the medium
1835 : With her sons, Madame Tussaud establishes a base in London at ‘The Baker Street Bazaar.’
French ingenuities have penetrated our lives in more ways than we shall ever know.
The magnificent French style chateau took 23 years to complete. It is French both in architectural design and inspiration