Elle Jauffret

Writer & Fork Handler

Blog posts : "History"

French Tapestry and Memes

Jan 22, 2018

It was announced last week that the Bayeux Tapestry will leave France for the first time in 950 years and travel to London where it will be exhibited in 2022.

The Bayeux Tapestry (la Tapisserie de Bayeux) is a 9-century-old, 230-foot-long and 20-inch-tall embroidered cloth that depicts the battle…

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The Stomacher and Getting Dressed in the 18th Century

Apr 21, 2016

I present you the stomacher, a beautiful accessory from the 18th century.


Stomacher (left):    Stomacher (right): made by Isabel Northwode Costumes 

An essential part of women’s gowns, it was fastened to the women’s bodices to decorate the front of their gowns (from…

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International Women's Day: 10 Notable French Women Who Led the Way

Mar 8, 2016

10 Notable French Women Who Led the Way 


Christine de Pizan (1364-1430): French royal court writer (one of the most notable woman writers of medieval times) who brought up the importance of women in her writing.

Joan of Arc (1412-1431): fearless teenager, feminist, who led the French a…

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The Beautiful Books of Ancient Maya: Codices

Feb 3, 2016


The Maya developed a hieroglyphic script (around 300 BCE), which contained signs representing words or sounds that could be combined and/or merged in different ways. This written language survived until about 1700 CE. 







They recorded their knowled…

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