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Meet the Spy Turned Writer: Aphra Behn

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Meet the Spy Turned Writer: Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn has left behind a huge legacy. She was not only one of the first professional female writers in the English Literature but also one of the first who dared to venture out of the private sphere into public sphere and eke out a living and name for herself. However, equally amazing is the story of her survival first as a spy and then as an a writer in a highly turbulent socio-political atmosphere.

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Belle Who Swept the Emperor off His Feet: Joséphine de Beauharnais

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Belle Who Swept the Emperor off His Feet: Joséphine de Beauharnais

Joséphine de Beauharnais was the biggest influence in Napoleon Bonaparte’s life. Although the relationship was always on the edge of a break-up because of Josephine’s excesses and adventurous nature, their love affair is among the most popular stories of royal romance.

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