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Colin Jones

The decapitated head of Robespierre, wood engraving, 1794.

The momentous final days of the French revolutionary are well documented. Yet, argues Colin Jones, many of the established ‘facts’ are myths that do not stand up to scrutiny.

Colin Jones and Emily Richardson reveal a little-known collection of obscene and irreverent 18th-century drawings targetting Madame de Pompadour, the favourite mistress of Louis XV of France.

Colin Jones discusses the art and artifice of the leading mistress of Louis XV.

Revolution and Red Tape by Clive H. Church