Countess d' Ossun
Appointed to a prominent role in queen Marie-Antoinette's household in 1782. She remained in service to the queen until the dissolution of the monarchy in August 1792. She was arrested during the Terror and put on trial for allegedly conspiring with Marie-Antoinette against the Revolution. She was guillotined on 26 July 1794.
Appears in these Letters:
The duchess explains how the balance of political power in the capital has recently shifted in a more radical direction, and considers the...