In this episode of Half-Arsed History, be entertained by the wild life story of Julie d’Aubigny – better known as La Maupin – who was a swordfighting, convent-burning, and incredibly amorous opera singer in seventeenth century France.
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Image: de Saint-Aubin, Gabriel. Quinault and Lully’s opera “Armide” Performed at the Palais-Royal Opera House. 1761. Pen and brown ink, watercolor and gouache over graphite pencil on paper. Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, USA. Via Wikimedia.