Josephine: Desire, Ambition, Napoleon By Historian Kate Williams - Author of the Week
How far do you think black stumps for teeth, leadened white skin with large circles of crushed beetles for rouge and reappropriated mouse skins for eyebrows will get you? Empress! Napoleon’s beloved Josephine was born to a disaffected plantation owner, sent to France to marry, abandoned, shut in a convent, became a kept woman and court favorite but then along comes the Revolution and it was almost off with her head. She was saved by the bell and fell for little Napleon. It was all going so well until he divorced her …. and so go the facinating ups and downs of Josephine as told to our Josephine by author Kate Williams.
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