Madame Jeanne du Barry – The Last Great Royal Mistress of France

History Documentaries

Jeanne Bécu, Jeanne du Barry, Madame du Barry, clawed her way up from the illegitimate daughter of a single mother, to one of the most celebrated courtesans in Paris, to the final royal mistress of King Louis XV. Her captivating life has been dramatized in numerous operas, films and television shows. Most recently in the new film written, directed and starring Maïwenn and featuring Johnny Depp as King Louis. Today we’ll meet the real Jeanne du Barry, learn about her diamond-studded life at Versailles, and find out what happened to her after the final frame of the film, when the revolution caught up with the France’s last great royal mistress.

Credit History Tea Time with Lindsay Holiday

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