Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna Haiku

Rules for happy life - Do not wed a Romanov, Don't stand near mine shafts. Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna was killed a hundred years ago today, a day after her little sister, Empress Alexandra, was shot up in an Ekaterinaburg cellar with husband, children, servants, and dog. Somehow, Elizabeth's end managed to be even worse. … Continue reading Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna Haiku

Madame de Brinvilliers Haiku

Sure, kill family For sweet cash, but try not to Kill in same damned way. You know, let's continue with this 'decapitated ladies' theme we've sort of got going here. This time, our subject wasn't motivated by any motivation higher than 'I want money and fuck my family.' Marie-Madeleine-Marguerite d'Aubray, marquise de Brinvilliers (1630-1676) had … Continue reading Madame de Brinvilliers Haiku