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Author Beckman, Jonathan, author.

Title How to ruin a queen : Marie Antoinette and the diamond necklace affair / Jonathan Beckman.

Publication Info. Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    944.035 BEC    Available
Edition First Da Capo Press edition 2014.
Description xii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-370) and index.
Summary In 1785, a sensational trial began in Paris that would divide the country and captivate Europe. A leading Catholic cardinal and scion of one of the most distinguished families in France stood accused of forging the queen's signature to obtain the most expensive piece of jewelry in Europe: a 2,800-carat diamond necklace. Where were the diamonds? Was the cardinal innocent? Was, for that matter, the queen? The revelations from the trial would bedevil the French monarchy as the country descended into a bloody revolution.
Subject Diamond Necklace Affair, France, 1785.
Rohan-Guémené, Louis-René-Édouard, prince de, 1734-1803 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793.
Jewelry theft -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Monarchy -- France -- History -- 18th century.
France -- History -- 18th century.
Other Editions: Reproduction of (manifestation): Beckman, Jonathan. How to ruin a queen. London : John Murray, 2014 9781848549982
ISBN 9780306823558 (hardcover)
0306823551 (hardcover)
9780306823565 (e-book)

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