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Madeleine Doak explains how, after the death of her beloved husband, the Princess de Lamballe became friends with Marie Antoinette. To quote: For better or for worse, the Princess’ heartbreak over the death of her husband, who died in her arms, led to her friendship with Marie Antoinette. In her own words, “It was amid
In his book, Madame De Lamballe, George Bertin shares the official report of what was found in the clothes of the just murdered Princess: On the 3rd of September, in the year 1792, the fourth year of Liberty and Equality, there appeared before the Permanent Committee of the district of the Quinze-Vingts Sieurs Jacques
The Princess De Lamballe, a close friend of Marie Antoinette, was one of the most famous victims of the French Revolution. Because of it, I’ve always found it odd that there aren’t many biographies written about this tragic and fascinating figure. So, when I’ve found “Madame De Lamballe” by Georges Bertin, which is available for