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Princess Ekaterina Dolgorukaya was a mistress of Tsar Alexander II and later his morganatic wife. Ekaterina was the last in a series of the Tsar's mistresses and the one he truly loved. Ekaterina and her Tsar had four children together before he was assassinated by a group of anarchists. While the Tsar's family had seriously objected to her, especially to her presence in the palace, they saw that she was provided for until her death.

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Desiree Archinard Locoul, ca. 1910, third mistress of the plantation and mother of Laura Locoul Gore (fourth mistress of the plantation and Author of Memories of the Old Plantation Home & Creole Family Album). Creoles had a long tradition of women managing plantations. The Laura Plantation was run by a series of strong-willed matriarchs.

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45 Things Texans Have Every Right To Brag About

Who Shot JR? In the1980's, the number 1 topic of conversation(March 21st 1980) - the shooting of Texas oil baron on the TV Series, "Dallas".

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25 Stunning Photographs Of Countess De Castiglione

…as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. | 25 Stunning Photographs Of Countess De Castiglione

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