Not tonight, Joséphine
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be married to one of history’s most powerful figures? Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Pagerie was wed to Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in 1796. Over the course of their fourteen-year marriage, Rose endured long periods of separation from her husband, survived a bomb that exploded near Napoleon’s carriage on Rue Saint-Nicaise in Paris, and even adopted the name that Napoleon chose for her: Joséphine. It is under this name, Joséphine de Beauharnais, that she is best remembered.