The Collector
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The Collector

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 .

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



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Jenni Wiltz

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