Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon

Standard Name: Maintenon, Françoise d'Aubigné,,, marquise de
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Friends, Associates Marie de Sévigné
Her close friends included the fiction-writers Madeleine de Scudéry and Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette (both of whom created literary portraits of her) and the royal mistress, Madame de Maintenon .
Williams, Charles G. S. Madame de Sévigné. Twayne.
Textual Features Anna Letitia Barbauld
The prose pieces include a dialogue of the dead between the ancient beauty Helen and the modern Madame de Maintenon . Literary historian James Chandler notes that the most substantial piece in the volume is...
Textual Features Caroline Bowles
Fanny is then taken up by Lady Gertrude Lascelles, whose husband owns a nearby manor. Fashionable and literary, Lady Gertrude is already stamped for immortality in the pages of sundry Annuals, Magazines ....
Textual Features Elizabeth Burnet
Her journal of her travels in Europe in 1707 is rich in social and political commentary in the manner of a talented travel writer. She comments on the ideas and opinions of those she talked...
Textual Features Lady Mary Walker
Meanwhile, Lady Frances begins by building one hundred dwellings (designed by Capability Brown ) to house artisans and workmen, and proceeds to construct a museum, library, astronomical observatory, an anatomy room, studios, a botanical garden...
Textual Features Jane Warton
Scholar David Fairer has identified JW 's contribution, from its style, as Adventurer no. 87. This essay, later entitled Politeness a necessary auxiliary to knowledge and virtue,
Reid, Hugh. “Jenny: The Fourth Warton”. Notes and Queries, Vol.
continuous series 231
, No. 1, pp. 84-92.
is in fact an entertaining piece...
Textual Production Lady Eleanor Butler
Sarah Ponsonby bequeathed the journals to Caroline Hamilton , and Harriet Pigott therefore supposed that they were written by Ponsonby .
Butler, Lady Eleanor et al. “Foreword and Editorial Materials”. The Hamwood Papers of the Ladies of Llangollen and Caroline Hamilton, edited by Eva Mary Bell, Macmillan, p. vii - viii; various pages.
They have been published in several selections: by Mrs G. H. [Eva Mary] Bell
Textual Production Charlotte Lennox
CL published Memoirs for the History of Madame de Maintenon, an abridged translation (still five volumes long) from the French of Laurent Angliviel de La Beaumelle .
Isles, Duncan. “The Lennox Collection”. Harvard Library Bulletin, Vol.
, No. 4, pp. 317-44.
Goldsmith, Oliver. Collected Works. Editor Friedman, Arthur, Clarendon.
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Theme or Topic Treated in Text Antonia Fraser
The five sections of this book centre on Anne of Austria (Louis's mother), Marie Therese (his wife), and on his mistresses or supposed mistresses Louise de La Vallière, the marquise de Montespan , and...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Ann Thicknesse
Richard Graves may have been disappointed, for the introduction and early lives are substantially the same as in the 1778 version which he had already read (though Hester Mulso Chapone has been added to the...


1686: Madame de Maintenon founded, in a nunnery...

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Madame de Maintenon founded, in a nunnery at St Cyr near Paris, a school for impoverished noble girls. Closed with other convents at the Revolution, the institution re-opened in 1808 as a school for...


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