Mother, sister, wives, mistresses, there are many women who have surrounded Francis I with the same adoration, magnificent king in his court like a sultan in his Harem, devoting their entire life to him. He accepted their donation as a due, like a child spoiled by fortune. Louise of Savoy, Marguerite of Navarre, Anne de Pisseleu, Claude of France and especially Françoise de Châteaubriant, all exceptional women of a flamboyant and eventful reign.
With the crushing defeat at Bull Run (July 21, 1861), hopes of a quick victory for the North flew. For President Abraham Lincoln, it was now a question of putting the Union in a position to win a war of attrition, a protracted conflict, while managing the necessities of internal politics and electoral deadlines.
Discovered around 1901 in Mesopotamia, the Hammurabi code stele is today one of the pride of the Department of Oriental Antiquities at the Louvre museum. This block of black diorite more than two meters high represents on its upper part, Shamash, the sun god, presenting to Hammurabi a ring symbolizing the legislative power.
The now famous "They Made History" collection features two new volumes dealing with two key figures in contemporary history: US President John Kennedy (1961-1963 term) and Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong . Through these two great figures, readers plunge back to the heart of the ideological clash between Capitalism and Communism that crystallized at the end of World War II.
When we talk about archeology, we think especially of ancient or even medieval sites. For the general public, archeology is mainly used to discover past civilizations which are little known today. However, in recent decades, this discipline is no longer limited to "very old" remains: in 1978, the CILAC association (Information and Liaison Committee for Archeology, Study and Development) of industrial heritage) is founded to take into account this singular heritage and largely neglected until then.
In historical biography there are more common and certainly more epic than that of a tenor of quantum physics. An unusual subject treated with humor and a hallucinating bibliography for a work of the 9th art! An original subject: Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988) Conquerors, explorers, adventurers, politicians… It is generally them that the authors like to tell in comics.