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Lightfoot: Once a Troubadour, Always a Troubadour

OK, here goes: when I originally did William IX, Duke of Aquitaine’s birth and death charts, I ‘presumed’ I had something to do with this man who was The Troubadour from 1100 A.D. Now, I can finally make sense of … Continue reading

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Was He a Lover or a Fighter, or Both?

William IX – Duke of Aquitaine (1071 – 1127) I came across an article about the troubadours, yesterday. Today, I looked at the man who may have ‘invented’ the precursor to the sonnet, as the first Troubadour. While reading his … Continue reading

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It’s All Starting to Make Sense, Finally

Troubadour As you may recall, I like writing poetry; and the sonnet is my format of choice, for many reasons. But I’d never understood why, before yesterday. That’s when I learned that sonnets may have evolved from the musical poetry … Continue reading

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