Walking on stardust. (lonstardondust) wrote in little_details,
Walking on stardust.

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Several questions.

Setting: (late) XIX century Europe, particularly Ireland, Portugal, England and Italy.
Google searches tried: basically anything envolving "Courts" "Guests" "Europe" and so on.

1. My main character is a painter. Doesn't matter if he has to be famous or not. How would he go about staying with the Portuguese Royal Family, in their holiday home or otherwise? Would he be invited or "invite himself"? Would he have representatives to arrange things for him?
2. How frequent was it to have children listen to stories about lore and superstitions, in particular in Ireland? Can be whenever, just the character's Irish relative is telling them about it (when he's thinking about his childhood).

Tags: 1800s (no decades given), ireland: folklore, ireland: history, portugal: history

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