Commonwealth Books of Virginia is Pleased to Introduce Daniel Vaugelade, Director of Educational Programs for Chateau de la Roche-Guyon, as a Member of its Author Family November 26 2014

Welcome Daniel Vaugelage: scholar and author of several informative publications about France during its enlightened age and the during the tumultuous revolution that followed it.

(PRWEB) November 26, 2014

M. Vaugelade's first title with Commonwealth Books of Virginia will be an English edition of a book that was published in France in 2010: "Comments on The American Travels Journals of La Rochefoucault-Liancourt 1794-1798."

M. Vaugelade was born in 1952 and has always lived in Freneuse, one of the ancient parishes of the Duchy of La Roche-Guyon, very close to the ancestral home of the La Rochefoucauld family. After studying history at Paris X Nanterre, he taught history throughout his career in the secondary school Camille Claudel in Mantes la Ville. His taste for historical research led him first to become interested in the history of the village and the region and naturally that of the duchy of La Roche-Guyon and its famous owners: the Duchess of Enville (1716-1797), her son, Louis Alexandre, Duke de La Rochefoucauld (1743-1792), and her nephew Alexandre François, later Duke de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt (1747-1827). These accomplished French intellectuals were all friends of Thomas Jefferson, who frequently called on them at Duke Louis Alexandre’s townhome on rue de Seine in Paris.

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