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Jun 19, 2004 - France - Loire Valley - Playground of Noblemen

Royalty was quite fickle back in medieval days. And busy too. When they weren't storming castles, fighting battles and killing each other off, they were claiming new lands and building elaborate pleasure palaces in the beautiful countryside. And it wasn't just the men who were jostling for power. Sometimes the king's mistresses owned chateaux that were larger and more beautiful than the queen's, a fact that apparently upset the queen because sometimes mistresses mysteriously disappeared ... And one thing I want to know is ... what's with...

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