Download e-book for kindle: Marie Antoinette's Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, by Will Bashor

By Will Bashor

Marie Antoinette has remained atop the preferred cultural panorama for hundreds of years for the bold standard and model that she dropped at 18th century France. For the higher a part of the queen’s reign, one guy was once entrusted with the only accountability of making sure that her hairstyle was once at its so much ostentatious most sensible. Who used to be this minister of favor who wielded such large impression over the queen’s affairs?

Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for exceptional Scholarship, Marie Antoinette’s Head: The Royal Hairdresser, The Queen, and the Revolution charts the increase of Leonard Autie from humble origins as a rustic barber within the south of France to the inventor of the Pouf and most popular hairdresser to Queen Marie-Antoinette. By unearthing a number of resources from the 18th and nineteenth centuries, together with memoirs (including Léonard’s own), courtroom records, and archived periodicals the writer, French background professor and professional Will Bashor, tells Autie’s normally unknown tale. Bashor chronicles Leonard’s tale, the function he performed within the lifetime of his most famed purchaser, and the chaotic and history-making global during which he rose to prominence. in addition to his proximity to the queen, Leonard additionally had a such a lot attention-grabbing existence choked with intercourse (he was once the one guy in a feminine ruled court), seduction, intrigue, espionage, robbery, exile, treason, and probably, execution. 

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By Will Bashor

Marie Antoinette has remained atop the preferred cultural panorama for hundreds of years for the bold standard and model that she dropped at 18th century France. For the higher a part of the queen’s reign, one guy was once entrusted with the only accountability of making sure that her hairstyle was once at its so much ostentatious most sensible. Who used to be this minister of favor who wielded such large impression over the queen’s affairs?

Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for exceptional Scholarship, Marie Antoinette’s Head: The Royal Hairdresser, The Queen, and the Revolution charts the increase of Leonard Autie from humble origins as a rustic barber within the south of France to the inventor of the Pouf and most popular hairdresser to Queen Marie-Antoinette. By unearthing a number of resources from the 18th and nineteenth centuries, together with memoirs (including Léonard’s own), courtroom records, and archived periodicals the writer, French background professor and professional Will Bashor, tells Autie’s normally unknown tale. Bashor chronicles Leonard’s tale, the function he performed within the lifetime of his most famed purchaser, and the chaotic and history-making global during which he rose to prominence. in addition to his proximity to the queen, Leonard additionally had a such a lot attention-grabbing existence choked with intercourse (he was once the one guy in a feminine ruled court), seduction, intrigue, espionage, robbery, exile, treason, and probably, execution. 

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