An Unpublished Letter of Mme de Krudener

  title={An Unpublished Letter of Mme de Krudener},
  author={Ernest John Knapton},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={483 - 492}
  • E. J. Knapton
  • Published 1 December 1937
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
E. J. KNAPTON M \ /rUCH has been written of Mme de Krtidener's connection with Alexander I of Russia and of her share in bringing to birth the Holy Alliance.' Whatever contemporaries may have thought, it seems fairly clear now that her influence upon the tsar was, at the most, incidental, and that the origins of the Holy Alliance are not to be found in her celebrated salon in the Rue Saint-Honore.2 Yet the importance of Mme de Krtidener emains, for she was unquestionably a type. Her life…