An English time traveler to past lands in Paris at a time where he tells locals "that the citizens of Paris killed their King and Queen before his time — and after ours." Local church authorities imprison him, in spite of believing his story, because what he says is dangerous. The names of characters - D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, Aramis, Morloques, Eloi, Oui-na, & Cardinal Mazarin - may mean something to those familiar with French history of relevant period; to me they didn't mean anything.
According to Rusty, some of the names mentioned are from Alexendre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers". I haven't read that.
Fact sheet.First published: AntipodeanSF magazine, #112 (September/October 2007).
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