Is Charlemagne French or German?

The story of Charlemagne, the first sovereign of both France and Germany, is a rich one. In this article, Deputy Editor Sarah Jones looks at Europe’s development and progression with regards to Charlemagne’s rule.  Charlemagne (c.747-851 AD), (Charles le Grand or Karl der Große) has an ambiguous place in European history. Undoubtedly the greatest European…

O BNDES: “uma caixa-preta indevassável”

In this article, Edward O’Brien looks more closely at the Petrobras scandal that has recently gained a lot of attention both in Brazil and abroad, due to the international networks that have been implicated in the various investigations surrounding it. Here, O’Brien discusses more specifically the nature of corruption involved in the scandal and how…

Revolutionary Desire in ‘Le Mariage de Figaro’

One of France’s best loved plays is The Marriage of Figaro – praised for its comedic and romantic intrigue, as well as the crucial role it played in heralding the 1789 revolution. In this essay our French Content Editor, Sarah Jones, explores the politics of eighteenth-century drama through the character of Chérubin. Chérubin (left) hides behind Suzanne’s chair when the…

Top 10 things to do in Lyon, France

If you ever find yourself in France’s second biggest city, here’s Holly Cobb’s list of the not-to-be-missed attractions in Lyon. I’ve been living in Lyon for exactly 6 months now and have managed to get around enough of the city to appreciate its best bits. Here’s a run down of my Top 10 Things to Do. 1. Picnic on…

Photo Diary: Cape Town and the Winelands

King’s alumnus and jet setter Kyveli Short takes us on a visual tour of Cape Town and the Winelands, showing us the wonderful architecture, incredible landscapes, and a few cool animals. The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Table Mountain with its cloudy ‘tablecloth’, as seen from the V&A Waterfront. Across Table Mountain. Beautiful flora atop Table…