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Oh no! That's not good. I'm sorry to read that.

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Then we can found a corset company hehe :wave:
Advertising and popularizing! :director:

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haha, yes maybe...


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I like the idea. :angel6:

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Naughty corsets are all very well :lol: (never had the luck, personally, to admire one up close and personal!) but how about the Comtesse de la Motte Valois? She was quite a girl....don't you think? A terrible tease and had that Cardinal de Rohan around her little finger!

I discovered recently in the Louis XVI biography by Petitfils (which I recommend to you if you can find it in translation) that the famous midnight meeting set up in the bosquet de Vénus at Versailles between Rohan and a Palais Royal lady of pleasure, Marie Nicole Leguay, pretending to be the Queen, was in fact not related to the necklace affair. It was in fact a precursor to this necklace affair, and worked so well (the Comtesse managed to extort 60.000 pounds from the cardinal) that it gave the young Jeanne the bright idea to go one better and get the necklace!

I have to admit I rather like the Comtesse! Must be that Valois blood in her. She was after all a direct but illegitmate descendant of Henry II. She brought attention to herself at Court by fainting in the Grande Galerie, and as a child begged in the streets, asking for pity for her illustrious origins, fallen so low.

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I'll admit that was extremely clever of her to think of what she did. I give her credit for having enough with and courage to do it. But I don't really like her, she seems too duplicitous, and attention mongering for me to have any respect for her. There are more honorable ways or nicer ways to get attention at court.

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I don't like her, either. What she did to MA was so bad for my dear queen's reputation, that I can't feel sympathy toward her. But she was clever of course, and above all she use her charme to gain what she wanted.

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That's precisely the reason why I don't like LaMotte.

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Hellou_Librorum wrote:
I'll admit that was extremely clever of her to think of what she did. I give her credit for having enough with and courage to do it. But I don't really like her, she seems too duplicitous, and attention mongering for me to have any respect for her. There are more honorable ways or nicer ways to get attention at court.


maybe, but if you were a shop assistant with a title, what would you do?


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If that woman was willing to extort the Queen of France, she was low enough to find herself a patron... :angry7:

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im not sure what you mean Delicate Fleur...


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If she was willing to stoop low and get money from the Queen, then she is low enough to make herself the lover of a rich patron.

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oh i see...


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Comte de Provence wrote:
Hellou_Librorum wrote:
I'll admit that was extremely clever of her to think of what she did. I give her credit for having enough with and courage to do it. But I don't really like her, she seems too duplicitous, and attention mongering for me to have any respect for her. There are more honorable ways or nicer ways to get attention at court.


maybe, but if you were a shop assistant with a title, what would you do?



Hmm.... I don't know start knitting socks and come up with a catchy slogan such as: "If it's for a Valois it tis good pour toi!" You'll have to excuse the botched French and English. :wink:

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Délicate fleur wrote:
If she was willing to stoop low and get money from the Queen, then she is low enough to make herself the lover of a rich patron.


In essence she could have been a kept woman. Personally I'd rather be poor and have my dignity intact than a kept woman but that's just me.

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