The Road From Versailles

The Road From Versailles

Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the Fall of the French Monarchy

Book - 2003 | 1st U.S. ed.
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"The Road from Versailles reconstructs in detail, for the first time, the king and queen's clandestine diplomacy from 1789 until their executions. To do so, it focuses on a vital but previously ignored figure, the royal couple's confidant, the baron de Breteuil. Exiled from France by the Revolution, Breteuil became their secret prime minister, and confidential emissary to the courts of Europe." "Along with the queen's probable lover, the comte de Fersen, it was Breteuil who organized the royal family's dramatic dash for freedom, the flight to Varennes. Breteuil's role is crucial to an understanding of what Louis and Marie Antoinette secretly felt and thought during the Revolution. To unlock these secrets, The Road from Versailles draws on highly important unpublished and previously unknown material."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : St Martin's Press, 2003.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780312268794
0312268793
Branch Call Number: 944.035 LOU
Characteristics: xix, 425 p., [14] p. of plates :,ill., 1 map, ports. ;,25 cm.

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