Rocks of Ages...

One thing about rocks is that in the sun they tend to dark or light.  This morning, the light almost fades out the statue of Cardinal Richelieu.  If you've read the "Three Musketeers" you surely know of him.  If you've seen one of the dozens movies by the same title, you may not.  In any case, Richelieu changed the history of France by making this country's king the most powerful in the world.  He did it in part by his start here, where he was able to weaken the Protestant hold on western France.  The paradox is that he was working for Louis XIII, the son of the first "protestant" king of this nation -- Henri IV.



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