Friday, April 26, 2013

Sixteenth Century Quote of the Week

"The king's bed is always carried with him, when he [François I] hunts, and anon, after that the deer is killed, he repairs to some house near at hand, where the same is set up, and there reposes himself three or four hours, and against his return there is provided for him a supper by some nobleman...whereupon a great number of ladies and gentlewomen used to be in his company be sent for, and there he passes his time until ten or eleven o'clock."

Sir Anthony Browne, after witnessing a royal hunt near Amiens in 1527
Quoted in The French Renaissance Court by Robert Knecht, p. 80

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