Christmas Eve 1803, the Archbishop of Baltimore presided over a high profile and somewhat shocking wedding. The bride was the fashionable and beautiful Elizabeth Patterson. The groom was Jerome Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Elizabeth, or Betsy as she was known, was the exquisite daughter of a wealthy Irish immigrant. Known for her beauty and risqué fashion sense, Betsy was not one “…intended for obscurity.” Young Betsy met the dashing Jerome one fall evening at a ball in Baltimore. Jerome was swept off his feet, and married Betsy a few months later. Napoleon was not happy and called for his brother to annul the marriage and return to France at once. Jerome defied him and stayed in the U.S.
A year later, Betsy and Jerome travelled to France for the coronation of Napoleon, but the emperor denied their entry until the marriage was annulled. It was while stuck in Amsterdam that Betsy learned she was pregnant, and hoped that this would be the key to ending the family strife. Unfortunately, it was not to be. Betsy gave birth to a son, Jerome Napoleon, in July, and shortly after their marriage was over. Jerome would go on to marry Catharina of Wurttemburg. Betsy would never remarry and spend the rest of her life fighting for acceptance of her son at European courts.
In the end, Betsy expected her son to marry royalty. Bo, as he was called, defied his mother, and like his father married American heiress Susan Mary Williams.
when i die, cremate me and put my ashes into the pepper shakers at my favorite restaurant
what the fuck
(it’s red lobster)
You ever ate something so good that like hours after you finish it you lowkey start to miss it
is that why i miss her so much?
Im talking about a good ass sandwich and yall over here taking about pussy. I’ll see yall in church.
if you wanna understand how Europe works remember that for ages syphilis was known as ‘the French disease’ in Italy, Poland and Germany, ‘the Italian disease’ in France, ‘the Spanish disease’ in Poland, ‘the Polish disease’ in Russia, ‘the Christian disease’ or ‘the Western European disease’ in Turkey, and ‘the British disease’ in Tahiti