Saturday, May 07, 2005

Thanks for All the Fish!

The name of this blog was selected out of my admiration for the poissardes of the French Revolution. On October 5, 1 789, a group of Parisian fishwives stormed the Palace of Versailles in the early morning hours. (There is some dispute as to whether or not they were helped by "The Baker.") The fishwives, angry at not being able to afford bread to feed their families, helped facilitate the capture of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Proving once again, that never are the least without power.


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