Posts Tagged ‘Marie Louise of Austria’

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Empress Marie-Louise’s wedding gown

I discussed Queen Victoria’s in a prior post. Not that Victoria was the first bride to wear white, far from it, but she was a trend-setter in that regard. White fabrics, since the invention of chlorine bleach by Berthollet in the 1770s, had become affordable and consequently very popular with regular ladies, for both wedding […]



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Napoléon and Marie-Louise: the politics of love

This year is the bicentennial of the marriage of Napoléon Bonaparte and Archduchess Marie-Louise of Austria and, amazingly enough, this is the first time an exhibition is dedicated to dedicated to this second Empress of the French. This one is set in the palace of Compiègne, 70 miles north-east of Paris. In 1810 Napoléon was […]



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Napoléon and Pauline Bonaparte: incest?

Researching For The King entailed delving more than once into the Memoirs of Joseph Fouché, Duc d’Otrante, Napoléon’s Minister of General Police (and many other things besides.) Here is what Fouché has to say about Pauline: Of Napoléon’s three sisters, Elisa, Caroline et Pauline, the latter, famous for her allurements, was the one of whom […]



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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 […]