I am really enjoying Adam Zamoyski’s “Rites of Peace – The Fall of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna” (which reshaped Europe, cementing the position of the old guard, and gutted the aspirations for a new liberal order). It has loads of wonderful sketches of life back them. This one really amused me:
I am sure the lady was embarrassed at the time. But imagine if she knew that people would still be reading about it 200 years later!