These are earrings showing Louis XVI’s head getting chopped off. In the years following the end of the Reign of Terror macabre fashion like this was popular, along with wearing shirts resembling the chemises obligatory for those being sent to the guillotine and haircuts in the same manner as those given to people right before they were beheaded.
During the French Revolution, nuns who refused to sign the oath to the new government were often spanked in public.
The Triumph of 1810. frieze decorating the Arc de Triomphe. Jean Pierre Cortot. French. 1787-1843. erected by Napoleon in 1836 to proclaim the glory of France.
No. Napoleon was dead by 1836. Construction began in 1806 under Napoleon but by its consecration in 1836 Louis-Philippe was in power.
In the 18th Century Charles II wore a wig made from the pubic hair of his favorite mistress.
In 1726 a woman named Mary Toft was able to convince doctors that she had given birth to rabbits.
According to one account, Toft delivered both rabbit body parts and entire rabbits. Various skeptical surgeons and mid-wives observed her “giving birth” to these things for several weeks and eventually confirmed the legitimacy of her claim. She was even investigated by the British Royal Family’s doctors who backed up her stupid statement too. As all good things must come to an end, she was eventually found out and imprisoned and heavily satirized in the English press. Some doctors lost their jobs too.