Marquise de Kerhoent

Death: 1794

The marquise de Kerhoent is related to the duchess by the latter's first husband, Jean-S√©bastien de Kerhoent, count de Co√ętanfao. Beyond the extract of the 5 June 1793 Letter translated for this project, the duchess goes on to provide further details of the marquise's recent trials and tribulations. These had ended in her imprisonment in the capital. The fact that the duchess provided this additional layer of detail complements what we know about her interest in wider family connections.

Appears in these Letters:


5 June: Reflections on Political Repression

The duchess explains how the balance of political power in the capital has recently shifted in a more radical direction, and considers the...