History of Women
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History of Women

The First Official Royal Mistress Loved to Show Off Her Breasts

Her intelligence earned her the nickname ‘the queen without a crown.’

Agnes Sorel depicted as the Nursing Madonna in Jean Fouquet’s painting “Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels.” (Public domain courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

The first officially recognized royal mistress of a French king was a daring deviant who loved to show off her breasts, but she was also a magnetic force who leveraged her intelligence to help her king unify and take back control of his…

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