Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Madame Sophie de France

Catherine Delors discusses yet another of Louis XVI's famous and annoying Aunts (although Madame Sophie was probably the most innocuous.) Share


Furui said...

A very interesting short biography, Elena! Thanks for the link. I was thrilled to read that Princess Sophie feared thunderstorms as it reminded me of a Chinese imperial figure who was equally afraid of thunderstorms and perhaps equally shy and intellectual.
It's so interesting when you compare some stories and realize that there were striking similarities between the occident and the orient.

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, Furui, I find such similarities to be utterly fascinating. People are people, no matter what their rank or cultural background, they often share the same fears and hopes.