Lady Alexis of Veron

private collection

Lady Alexis of Veron (1556 – unknown)
Married at age 15 to Lord Armand, second son of the Duke and Duchess of Bruenza. She was the daughter of an architect with a gambling problem, a problem great enough that she was handed over to Armand to settle a debt. Though she was spoiled and doted on, treated more as a daughter than a wife, the years of her fundamental discontent ended with a decision to run away with a harpsichord player she had hired as dinner party entertainment.

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