The Queen's Necklace: Marie Antoinette and the Scandal that Shocked and Mystified France

The Queen's Necklace: Marie Antoinette and the Scandal that Shocked and Mystified France

by Frances Mossiker
     
 

Written in 1961 and now back in print, this classic and fascinating true crime story stars none other than Marie Antoinette. Four years before the French Revolution, some priceless diamonds were purchased in elaborate secrecy from a court jeweler. The jewels, not yet paid for, were delivered into the hands of the first Prelate of the Church of France. He, in turn,

Overview

Written in 1961 and now back in print, this classic and fascinating true crime story stars none other than Marie Antoinette. Four years before the French Revolution, some priceless diamonds were purchased in elaborate secrecy from a court jeweler. The jewels, not yet paid for, were delivered into the hands of the first Prelate of the Church of France. He, in turn, gave it to a countess who claimed to be acting for Marie Antoinette. Although essentially an innocent bystander, the Queen became embroiled in a scandal that fatally weakened the monarchy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842126141
Publisher:
Phoenix
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Phoenix Press Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.72(h) x 1.66(d)

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