She who pwns people with history

This document is a letter from Joséphine, first Empress of the French, to Paul Barras, her old sponsor. Signed ‘Lapagerie Bonaparte.’ The use of the name Lapagerie in letters from Joséphine is very rare.

Joséphine de Beauharnais was the first wife of Napoléon Bonaparte, and thus the first Empress of the French. Through her daughter, Hortense, she was the maternal grandmother of Napoléon III. Through her son, she was the great-grandmother of later Swedish and Danish kings and queens, as well as the last Queen of Greece. Further, the current reigning houses of Belgium, Norway and Luxembourg descend from her. 

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