Skip to main content

Hello. It looks like you’re using an ad blocker that may prevent our website from working properly. To receive the best experience possible, please make sure any blockers are switched off and refresh the page.

If you have any questions or need help you can email us

Great European Lives: Josephine de Beaumarchais

In this episode, host Charlie Connelly discusses the life of Empress of the French and wife of Emperor Napoleon I Josephine de Beaumarchais.

Great European Lives Podcast
Great European Lives Podcast

In this episode, host Charlie Connelly discusses the life of Empress of the French and wife of Emperor Napoleon I Josephine de Beaumarchais. She may have gained the title of Empress but she was the queen of reinvention, narrowly escaping death by guillotine during Robespierre’s Reign of Terror. Going from the daughter of a struggling Caribbean sugar planter to the ultimate darling of Parisian society, she was a master of personal evolution.