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Cross-dressing at Chateau Versailles: Chevalier d’Eon

  Why do Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette dress Chevalier d’Eon in woman’s clothes before exiling him to his ancestral cave? The precedent must have been found in Eon’s early diplomatic career in Saint-Petersburg: there to gain confidence of the Russian Empress … Continue reading

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