Category Archives: literature letters

Marie Antoinette’s Last Letter

This is the letter Marie-Antoinette Queen of France wrote to her sister-in-law Madame Elisabeth a few hours before her execution. (Letter translated from French to English by Charles Duke Yonge) 16th October, 4:30am It is to you, my sister, that … Continue reading

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Until death do us part – Franz Ferdinand and Sophie von Chotkova

Once upon a time, heir to Austro-Hungarian throne, Franz Ferdinand attended a dance in Prague where he met the dazzling Sophie one of the ladies in waiting to the Archduchess Isabella of Pressburg. It was love at first sight. However, … Continue reading

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A Love Letter to Lady Hamilton from Lord Nelson

To Lady Hamilton My Dearest Emma, All your letters, my dear letters, are so entertaining, and which point so clearly what you are after that they give me either the greatest pleasure or pain. It is the  next best thing … Continue reading

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Another heartbreaking Letter to Josephine from Napoleon

To Josephine at Genoa                                                                         … Continue reading

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