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

Author/Creator:
Beckman, Jonathan, author.
Publication:
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Edition:
First Da Capo Press edition 2014.
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Subjects:
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.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-370) and index.
Other Edition:
Reproduction of: . 9781848549982 Beckman, Jonathan. London : John Murray, 2014
ISBN:
9780306823558
0306823551
OCLC:
867904363