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Odette de Champdivers (1390 - 1425). Mistress of Charles VI from 1407 to his death in 1422. They had one daughter, Marguerite. She looked like the queen, Isabeau of Bavaria, so she was chosen to take the queen's place in the insane king's bed. He cried out her name as he died.

Odette de Champdivers (also known as Oudine or Odinette; about 1390 - d. was the mistress of Charles VI of France (the Mad). She was called la petite reine ("the little queen") by Charles and contemporaries.

The demanding behaviour of King Charles II's mistress Barbara Palmer, the Duchess of Cleveland, was so notorious that the writer John Evelyn christened her "the curse of a nation". Extravagant and powerful, Villiers was in fact married throughout her liasions with Charles, but bore the King five acknowledged children.

Scandalous women in British history

The demanding behaviour of King Charles II's mistress Barbara Palmer, the Duchess of Cleveland, was so notorious that the writer John Evelyn christened her the curse of a nation

Charles II's lover Nell Gwyn as captured by an anonymous 17th-century hand... Symbolic that she handles sausage?

Graphic portrait of Charles II's mistress comes to light

King Charles died on 6 February James II, obeying his brother's deathbed wish, "Let not poor Nelly starve,"

Charles VI, the Beloved, the Mad (1368 - 1422). King of France from 1380 to 1422. He married Isabeau of Bavaria and had eight children. He was very popular, but his insanity allowed the English to invade France. He was forced to disinherit his sons and leave to the throne to the English King, Henry V, who married his daughter Katherine.

Charles VI: French king who suffered from madness, sometimes thinking he was made of glass; hie grandson, Henry VI of France and England, inherit these problems

Amalie von Wallmoden, Countess of Yarmouth (1704 - 1765)

Amalie Sophie Marianne von Wallmoden, Countess of Yarmouth April or 20 October was the mistress of George II of Great Britain from the until his death in

Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk and mistress of King George II, was born in 1689. Her marriage to Charles Howard, a violent gambler, was unhappy, and he eventually made a financial deal with the King in exchange for allowing her to be his mistress.

Famous royal mistresses

Orange-sellers, cross-dressers, actresses and spies. Inspired by Madonna's biopic of Wallis Simpson, currently being filmed in London, we give you a gallery of the most fascinating royal mistresses in British history.

Elizabeth Blount who was better known by her nickname of "Bessie", was a mistress of Henry VIII of England...Her relationship with Henry VIII lasted for some length of time, compared to his other affairs, which were generally short-lived and unacknowledged. On 15 June 1519, Blount bore the King an illegitimate son who was named Henry FitzRoy, Soon after the birth of his son, the King began an affair with Mary Boleyn

Elizabeth Blount who was better known by her nickname of "Bessie", was a mistress of Henry VIII of England. and the mother of his illegitimate son, Henry FitzRoy (Henry "Son of the King") who became the Duke of Richmond.

Christina Augusta von Fersen (1754 - 1846). Mistress of Charles XIII, who she had one son with.

Christina Augusta von Fersen - Mistress of Charles XIII, who she had one son with.

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