By Caroline MooreheadHer canvases have been the court docket of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette; the nice Terror; the USA on the time of Washington and Jefferson; Paris lower than the Directoire after which lower than Napoleon; Regency London; the conflict of Waterloo; and, for the final years of her lifestyles, the Italian ducal courts. She witnessed firsthand the death of the French monarchy, the wave of the Revolution and the Reign of Terror, and the precipitous upward push and fall of Napoleon. Lucie Dillon—a daughter of French and British the Aristocracy recognized in France via her married identify, Lucie de l. a. travel du Pin—was the chronicler of her age.
In this compelling biography, Caroline Moorehead illuminates the extreme lifestyles and noteworthy achievements of this powerful, witty, based, opinionated, and dynamic lady who survived own tragedy and the devastation wrought through momentous ancient occasions.
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