Marie-Antoinette: The Making of a French Queen (Compact Disc)

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By John Hardman, Jonathan Cowley (Narrated by)
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A new look which fundamentally overturns our understanding of this famously out of touch queen Who was the real Marie-Antoinette? She was mistrusted and reviled in her own time, and today she is portrayed as a lightweight incapable of understanding the events that engulfed her. In this new account, John Hardman redresses the balance and sheds fresh light on Marie-Antoinette's story. Hardman shows how Marie-Antoinette played a significant but misunderstood role in the crisis of the monarchy. Drawing on new sources, he describes how, from the outset, Marie-Antoinette refused to prioritize the aggressive foreign policy of her mother, Maria-Theresa, bravely took over the helm from Louis XVI after the collapse of his morale, and, when revolution broke out, listened to the Third Estate and worked closely with repentant radicals to give the constitutional monarchy a fighting chance. For the first time, Hardman demonstrates exactly what influence Marie-Antoinette had and when and how she exerted it.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781541432314
ISBN-10: 1541432312
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: October 29th, 2019
Language: English