The Resource The road from Versailles : Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the fall of the French monarchy, Munro Price

The road from Versailles : Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the fall of the French monarchy, Munro Price

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The road from Versailles : Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the fall of the French monarchy
Title
The road from Versailles
Title remainder
Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the fall of the French monarchy
Statement of responsibility
Munro Price
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Summary
Munro Price confronts one of the enduring mysteries of the French Revolution---what were the true actions and feelings of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette as they watched their sovereignty collapse? Dragged back from Versailles to Paris by the crowd in October 1789, the king and queen became prisoners in the capital. They were compelled for their own safety to approve the Revolution and its agenda. Yet, in deep secrecy, they soon began to develop a very different, and dangerous, strategy. The precautions they took against discovery, and the bloody overthrow of the monarchy three years later, dispersed or obliterated most of the clues to their real policy. Much of this evidence has until now remained unknown. 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 To unlock these secrets, The road from Versailles draws on highly important unpublished and previously unknown material
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DLC
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Price, Munro
Government publication
publication from multiple local governments
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
LC call number
DC137
LC item number
.P75 2003
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  • Louis
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Breteuil, Louis-Auguste Le Tonnelier
  • Breteuil, Louis-Auguste Le Tonnelier
  • Louis
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Revolution (France : 1789-1799)
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • Queens
  • Monarchy
  • Kings and rulers
  • Monarchy
  • Queens
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The road from Versailles : Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the fall of the French monarchy, Munro Price
Link
https://archive.org/details/roadfromversaill00pric
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Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Macmillan, 2002 under the title: The fall of the French monarchy
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [402]-411) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The King's Secret
  • The King and the Constitution
  • Winter 1791: Breteuil, the Powers and the Princes
  • Endgame
  • Royal Blood
  • After the Deluge
  • Appendix
  • Bruno Galland, Susan Wharton
  • The King and His Family
  • The Monarchy in 1789
  • Breteuil in 1789
  • The Summer of 1789
  • The Turn of the Screw
  • Mirabeau Versus Breteuil
  • Preparations
  • The Flight to Varennes
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xix, 425 pages
Isbn
9780312268794
Lccn
2002031880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)51390881
Label
The road from Versailles : Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the fall of the French monarchy, Munro Price
Link
https://archive.org/details/roadfromversaill00pric
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Macmillan, 2002 under the title: The fall of the French monarchy
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [402]-411) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The King's Secret
  • The King and the Constitution
  • Winter 1791: Breteuil, the Powers and the Princes
  • Endgame
  • Royal Blood
  • After the Deluge
  • Appendix
  • Bruno Galland, Susan Wharton
  • The King and His Family
  • The Monarchy in 1789
  • Breteuil in 1789
  • The Summer of 1789
  • The Turn of the Screw
  • Mirabeau Versus Breteuil
  • Preparations
  • The Flight to Varennes
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xix, 425 pages
Isbn
9780312268794
Lccn
2002031880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)51390881

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