"Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte" exhibit
Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte was one of the femme fatales of the War of 1812 generation.
As a gorgeous 18-year-old, Betsy set the gossipmongers all atwitter with her revealing empire dresses at local society events. Her marriage to Napoleon Bonaparte’s young brother Jerome became an international drama. Even at ninety-four, Betsy was still making news as one of America’s richest women.
With over 800 objects and reams of documents, the Maryland Historical Society is the official keeper of Betsy’s… Show more
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