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Effects of the French Revolution

The French revolution was one of the major revolutions in the history of revolutions, having a drastic effect not only on France, but on other countries as well. There were various institutional changes that arose as a result of this revolution and it led to the introduction of equality before the law by removing all… Continue reading Effects of the French Revolution

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The French Revolution

The French Revolution started in 1789 and lasted until November 1799. It marked a critical turning point for the French. This revolution had a highly disturbing effect on France. During this time, alterations were made to the political structure, monarchy and feudal system. These were abolished and redesigned by the citizens of France. They were… Continue reading The French Revolution

Books

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Film

Overview The Hunchback of Notre Dame is an American film produced in the year 1996 by Walt Disney Feature Animation for Walt Disney Pictures. The film is basically a musical animated drama and is based on the novel written by Victor Hugo in 1831. The plot of the film is centered around Quasimodo and his… Continue reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame Film

Locations, Real Life Crime

Organized Crime in France

Organized crime in France is mainly based in some of its major and urban cities such as Grenoble, Lyon, Paris and Marseille. Organized criminals, singularly referred to as ‘les beaux voyous’ (the goodfellas) and collectively referred to as the French Mob, function and carry out their activities within Le Milieu (which translates to - the… Continue reading Organized Crime in France

Locations

The Notre Dame Fire

The Fire Just recently, the Notre Dame Cathedral suffered a major tragedy that has shocked everyone. The medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris was engulfed by a major fire which destroyed the very famous landmark of France. The incident took place on April 15th and shook the entire structure, resulting in the roof to collapse… Continue reading The Notre Dame Fire

Locations

Notre Dame Cathedral – Part 1

Notre-Dame de Paris, usually known as Notre Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral, located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. The word Notre-Dame de Paris means “Our Lady of Paris”. It’s considered to be one of the best works of French Gothic architecture, and is basically consecrated to Virgin Mary. The elements that make this… Continue reading Notre Dame Cathedral – Part 1

Life

More International Incidents

This is the second part of my recent decision to share a few of my international shenanigans that won’t ever make it into one of my books. Some might say otherwise, but I still attest it’s an important part of on-the-ground research. My old travel journals are also an interesting look back into the things… Continue reading More International Incidents

Life

International Incidents

If you’ve read the Author’s Note from one of my recent Saint Michael Thriller Series releases, you already know these stories are based in part on my travel experiences to Rome, Vienna, and Paris. Soon enough, London will be featured as Father Michael’s newest backdrop. In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy reading about… Continue reading International Incidents

Real Life Crime

The New York Ripper

When it comes to prolific serial killers, America has produced them in abundance over the years and decades. For example, let us look at the example of Ted Bundy. A lawyer by profession, Bundy was on the charm offensive when it came to the opposite sex. He always made a lasting impression on women. Unfortunately,… Continue reading The New York Ripper

Real Life Crime

Joseph D. Ball aka “Alligator Man”

Also known as the Alligator Man, Joe Ball was an American serial killer who killed more than twenty women in the 1930’s. Background Ball served his country in Europe during the First World War between 1914 and 1918. Once he returned home, he became a bootlegger and began selling alcohol illegally to anyone who could… Continue reading Joseph D. Ball aka “Alligator Man”