Guest Post by William Ellis-Rees – ‘Empress Josephine and the creation of Malmaison’ – All Things Georgian

The Great Glasshouse at Malmaison by Auguste-Siméon Garneray. Musées nationaux de Malmaison, France.

We would once again like to welcome back to our blog, Classics teacher and author of  The Elephant of Exeter Change: A Tale of Cruelty and Confinement in Georgian London, William Ellis-Rees.

William’s guest post this time has as its subject, Empress Josephine, the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.  Josephine is of course extraordinarily famous, and many biographies of her have appeared over the years.  However, William’s research has unearthed a curious story which does not appear…

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Tales from the Archive: Joséphine and the French Prophetess – The Bowes Museum’s Blog

Portrait of Marie-Anne Lenormand by Jeanne-Philiberte Ledoux

The central dome of The Bowes Museum houses the Museum’s Reading Room and Archive. Aside from panoramic views of Teesdale, it is well worth making the trip up to the top of the Museum for the conte…

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