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Five Biographies: Some of the Women Who Lived at Versailles

So how did things go from great to good to so-so to bad to horrible during the years of the Bourbon reign at Versailles? Thes best way to find out is to find out about the people who lived there during its glory days and near the very end. Here are five biographies about five […]

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A Wronged Woman: The Portrayal of Madame du Barry

A French Revolution blogger recently remarked on the portrayal of Louis XV’s mistress, Jeanne du Barry, in many books about Marie Antoinette. Madame du Barry is shown as an uncouth whore with little to no manners, an inferior to the fresh, polished dauphine Marie Antoinette, who takes great pleasure in slighting her. The rivalry between […]