F is for the Sieur de Folard

Jean Charles de Folard (1669-1752) was an aide de camp to Marshal Vendome in Italy when he was severely wounded at Cassano. He spent his convalescence reading widely and formulating a mass of ideas, many wildly extravagant, and a few in the long term influential. There is little sign that his views had any impactContinue reading “F is for the Sieur de Folard”