Duchess de La Rochefoucauld

Birth: 1763

Death: 1839

A renowned letter writer. Her correspondence with her lover the American diplomat William Short has been widely published posthumously.

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Appears in these Letters:

1793

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...

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