Along with being curious about our history, one of
the most common questions we're asked is "Why are you called the
Beaumont Society - are you named after someone ?"
The short answer is that we're not named after
someone per se. The Society name comes from the "Chevalier
d'Eon de Beaumont", a French aristocrat at the time of Louis XV who
led a double life as Charles / Lia, not only in the court, but also
in senior diplomatic roles in both Russia and England !!!
To help with enquiries on this subject, the article
in the link below was researched by Danielle and
first published in the June 1996 Edition of the Beaumont Magazine.
It provides more detail on the Chevaliers life through Louis
court and Charles / Lias role in the diplomatic relations between
France, Russia and England - leading to intriguing accusations of
Chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont Biography (Requires Adobe acrobat - which can be
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