Campaign of the Month: August 2011
Le Ballet de l'Acier
Servant to the duchesse de Chevreuse
Nicknamed “la fraise” for her strawberry-blond hair, Nicolle Larouse is one of a score of Tourangeaux family members in the employ of the house of Montbazon. Nicolle (b. 1605) was recommended to the duchesse de Chevreuse by her uncle, Nicolas, one of the duchess’ grooms, for whom she is named. She has served in the household of the duchesse since 1620, where she has earned a reputation for diligence to her duties.