Notorious Royal Marriages: Napoléon and Marie-Louise

I am beginning to see many Valentine’s Day posts on the blogosphere… This one by Arleigh at historical-fiction.com, via Tea at Trianon, stands out by the amount of work, and knowledge of the field of historical fiction, that went into it. Yes, blogging is a labor of love.

As for me, with your permission, I will be keeping my Valentine’s Day post under wraps until Sunday. Just a hint: it will be related to the characters and historical setting of For the King. As last year’s, it will be a romance, of course.

In the meantime, I will let you admire this painting depicting one of the unions mentioned by Arleigh: the wedding at Notre-Dame of Napoleon and his second wife, Marie-Louise of Austria, Empress of the French and twice grandniece of Marie-Antoinette.

Napoleon Marie Louise Marriage Rouget

Wedding of Napoleon and Marie Louise by Rouger

Painting by Georges Rouget, 1811, Versailles, Musée National du Château et des Trianons

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