Friday, January 21, 2011

Like They Used to...Josephine de Beauharnais

“I awake full of you. Your image and the memory of last night’s intoxicating pleasures has left no rest to my senses.”

Napolean Boneparte was obsessed with the woman he crowned as France's first Empress. Some of his love letters still exist and it is hard not to blush while reading them. They stopped abruptly after word reached him that she was cheating on him with other men, it appears to have broken his heart. Even after their divorce and his marriage to another women, Napoleon could not keep her out of his head. His dying words were “France, the Army, the Head of the Army, Joséphine.”

Josephine was known to be elegant and stylish with a beautiful voice. When looking at her gentle face it is hard to imagine that she ravaged the heart of the man who conquered Europe.

Next Week: The man who might have been King of England.

1 comment:

  1. Funny that Bonaparte's last words were in English.. hahaha

    Great post! I love these historic hotties!