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The Scourge of Princes
He sounds like my kind of guy. I'd definitely like to go laughing with several girls on my lap.
By: PT Dilloway on September 14, 2016
Maybe one of those ladies was hired to drop a little poison in his drink?
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on September 14, 2016
Thanks for another history lesson--I'd never heard of him. He seems to have been quite a character!!
By: fishducky on September 14, 2016
The first artist must have been terrified of him for he portrayed him as a sweet, gentle man. The second one must have not been afraid for he painted him as scary and imposing. Such a cad.
By: Arkansas Patti on September 14, 2016
He sounds like a scary person. Like so many of today's politicians.
By: messymimi on September 14, 2016
Fascinating. He was a scoundrel indeed. Sounds as if he could have been a role model or at least and influence for Silvio Berlusconi.
By: Tom Cochrun on September 14, 2016
Another interesting lesson. Thank you professor.
By: cranky on September 14, 2016
In the end, he was able to ear a living, if perhaps not an honest one. Oh, wait. He told the truth...
By: Val on September 14, 2016
Not a bad way to go, I'd say. Very interesting bit of history, Stephen. Thanks.
By: scott park on September 14, 2016
It's funny how he could blackmail people but he himself wasn't blackmailed.
By: red Kline on September 14, 2016
I have not heard of this guy but I am amazed that he did all he did without being burnt at the stake! I guess he was the Hedda Hopper of his day or Walter Winchell. I'd love to know what he would write about concerning Trump and Clinton. If he did die the way you mentioned...a great way to go.
By: Birgit on September 14, 2016
I'm surprised someone didn't make him have an unfortunate accident much sooner :)
By: Rick Watson on September 14, 2016
A lustful man indeed. He got his jollies in several ways. [smirk]
By: Daniel LaFrance on September 15, 2016
You have me curious and now I want to know more!
By: Sage on September 15, 2016
Such beautiful paintings. Have you noticed that dogs often appear in old paintings while cats almost never do?
By: Snowbrush on September 15, 2016
oh my goodness- how did he get away with such bad behavior- my oh my!
By: Kathe W. on September 18, 2016
History, how you can make it come to life, Stephen. You must have been a wonderful professor.
By: Catalyst on September 19, 2016
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