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No. 695: A partially derivative story

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A partially derivative story

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar, Andrew Coker, Ian Boreham

T-Rex: A new French Bourbon era story:
T-Rex: The √ 10  i Musketeers!
T-Rex: There were a bit more than three of them, but not quite four, and they were imaginary.
Utahraptor: That's just like The Three Musketeers!
Utahraptor: Maybe you should make it an approximation, but set in the Jacobean Era.
T-Rex: The {mathematical notation: Jacobian matrix} Musketeers!

The author writes:

I asked out loud at lunch "What historical period was The Three Musketeers set in?" Ian replied, "I want to say the Jacobean Era."

I looked it up. While the Jacobean Era is usually used to refer to a period in English and Scottish history, Ian had the time period absolutely bang on. The Jacobean Era ran from 1603 to 1625. The Three Musketeers opens in 1625.

Although there isn't a Wikipedia article about it, Bourbon France could be said to be the period when the Bourbon rulers came to power, running from about 1589 to 1792, and is distinct from the Bourbon Restoration, which occurred later, after the Bourbons were overthrown by the French Revolution.