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BBC 'Versailles'

Post by Lochaber » Fri May 20, 2016 9:30 am

Forgive me if I have missed that this has already been observed on elsewhere. The BBC is to put on a drama series in June on 'Versailles'. It may serve to inspire, even if not militarily, certainly in terms of decadent and 'nocturnal' behaviour.
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Re: BBC 'Versailles'

Post by barr7430 » Fri May 20, 2016 2:23 pm

you only need to add a couple more adjectives to that list and we might get arrested!
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Post by Ben Waterhouse » Tue May 24, 2016 1:51 pm

More BBC prawn then?
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Post by Gunfreak » Wed May 25, 2016 8:14 am

Lets hope it's better then BBCs Three musketeers....
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Post by dashing blade » Thu May 26, 2016 12:20 pm

600/700 rooms and no toilets! I bet that wreaked to high heaven. :? I suppose in those days you actually did go to powder your nose!.....or wig
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Post by Gunfreak » Fri May 27, 2016 10:06 am

Well the USS enterprise has a crew and guests of 1050. And not a toilet to see there either!
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Re: BBC 'Versailles'

Post by dashing blade » Fri May 27, 2016 11:36 am

Good point ,well made , and Star Wars has a distinct lack of lavatorial scenes. If a Death Star rocked up next to my planet, id naturally want to grip some Armitage Shanks!
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Fri May 27, 2016 4:05 pm

dashing blade wrote:Good point ,well made , and Star Wars has a distinct lack of lavatorial scenes. If a Death Star rocked up next to my planet, id naturally want to grip some Armitage Shanks!
It seems that you didn't look close enough :lol: :lol:

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Re: BBC 'Versailles'

Post by dashing blade » Fri May 27, 2016 7:22 pm

:lol: I'm not asking why your taking photos in toilets! :lol:
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Post by Gunfreak » Sat May 28, 2016 8:31 am

Very Turkish bath style on those Death Star Toilets!
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Post by j1mwallace » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:32 am

Never thought I would say this. Too many t*ts and bums . Certainly way too much cross dressing. Actually ok when they go outside of the court but there are some real crackers. Apparently Louis couldn't raise a couple of hundred men to guard the road to Versailles because EVERY soldier is at the front . Also i have tried to place a bet at the bookies that Louis wont be assassinated in 1670 . No go .
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Re: BBC 'Versailles'

Post by Zedeyejoe » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:39 am

To me the interesting thing is around 1,000 people died building Versailles. And that apparently the Venetians sent assassins to kill the Venetian craftsmen who had been lured away to make the mirrors for Versailles.
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