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Horace Walpole: Regency Author, Historian, Antiquarian and Politician

Builder of Strawberry Hill, author of The Castle of Otranto, Continue reading

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Pierre Dupont de l’Étang: Regency Duellist

An inspiration for both Joseph Conrad and Ridley Scott. Continue reading

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The Game of Graces

A pretty past time for young ladies…. Continue reading

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The Elephant of the Bastille

” It was some mighty, visible phantom, one knew not what, standing erect beside the invisible spectre of the Bastille…” Continue reading

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Lavender Shortbread

Kelly Epstein shares her recipe for this delightful summer treat Continue reading

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Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte

An amazing woman, in uncertain times Continue reading

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Louis XVI: Last King of France

Louis XVI, born Louis-Auguste de France (23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793) ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791, and then as King of the French from 1791 to 1792. Suspended and arrested during the … Continue reading

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Marie Antoinette: Last Queen of France

Born at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Maria Antonia was the daughter of Francis Stephen and Empress Maria Theresa; she was described as “a small, but completely healthy Archduchess.” Known at court as “Madame Antoine”, a French variation of her … Continue reading

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Joséphine: First Empress of France

Joséphine de Beauharnais (nee Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Pagerie June 23, 1763 – May 29, 1814) was the first wife of Napoléon Bonaparte and thus the first Empress of the French. Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Pagerie … Continue reading

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Napoleon I of France

“The mightiest breath of life which ever animated human clay. ” Chateaubriand Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a general of the French Revolution, and the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the … Continue reading

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