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, 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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