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The First Lady Mistaken for Napoleon’s Sister

Deception is your friend when the world’s most notorious prisoner interrupts your travel plans

Louisa Adams in a red empire-waist gown with a black cap over her brown curls.
Louisa Adams painted by Charles Robert Leslie, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Future First Lady Louisa Adams spent six years in St. Petersburg while her husband, John Quincy, was the U.S. minister (read about their Russian adventures in my previous story). John left Russia in 1814 to help negotiate a truce…

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Jenni Wiltz

Jenni Wiltz

I write about fascinating royal women, their jewels, and quirky aspects of royal history no one else talks about. Find me at https://girlinthetiara.com.