Tragical Women: Madame du Barry

“My pen refuses to transcribe the horrors and outrages which he perpetrated […]” Jeanne du Barry in a letter written from her prison cell on the treatment she received at the hands of her lead persecutor George Grieve: “Left alone to struggle on her gilded bed with a man who, while assaulting her physically, abused her in the filthiest language of the Paris gutter, revelling in her humiliation by treating her as if she were the lowest of prostitutes. It is believed that Grieve offered her her life as the price of her favours, and that the disgust with which she repelled his advances explained the fury with which he hounded her to her death.” - Joan Haslip in her book Madame du Barry, The Wages of Beauty





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    Du Barry was a nice lady who didn’t deserve this and she looks so beautiful in these portraits of her. She was beautiful...
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