(diff) ←Older revision | Current revision | Newer revision→ (diff)
|Date of Birth:||March 10, 1776|
Queen Louise of Prussia appeared at the Battle of Jena-Auerstadt. She rode among the Prussian soldiers wearing a Colonel's coat and waving a Prussian banner. William Laurence believed she was the heart of the Prussian War Party, because she had opposed Napoleon Bonaparte for many years.
When the battle was lost, Laurence once again encountered her. He had accidentally fallen asleep waiting for an audience with Hohenlohe and she roused him, not a bit angry with him for dosing off. When he explained the reason for his presence, she personally went to address Hohenlohe so he would see Laurence.
Louise had a low opinion of Bonaparte, believing he would never give them an armistice. She refers to him as a 'parvenu'. When it was announced that Berlin would likely fall, she was frightened for her children, who were there.
Laurence and Temeraire were given the task of escorting Queen Louise and her husband King Frederick out of the war zone. She was dismayed by Temeraire's size, but boarded him first (before the King or any of their attendants) to prove how unafraid she was.
Temeraire was surprised that Queen Louise did not wear as many jewels as he thought a Queen would, and wondered if she has been robbed.
See: Louise, Queen of Prussia from article from Wikipedia.