Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
xviii, 369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9781442254992, 1442254998, 9781442254992, 1442254998 :, Language:
The book begins on the 2nd of August 1793, the day Marie Antoinette was torn from her family's arms and escorted from the Temple to the Conciergerie, a thick-walled fortress turned prison. It was also known as the "waiting room for the guillotine" because prisoners only spent a day or two here before their conviction and subsequent execution. The ex-queen surely knew her days were numbered, but she could never have known that two and a half months would pass before she would finally stand trial and be convicted of the most ungodly charges
Part I. The Conciergerie -- Transfer from the Temple Prison -- The queen's dungeon cell -- The horrors of the Conciergerie -- Kindhearted souls -- Part II. Rescue the queen! -- Royalist supporters -- The Carnation Plot -- The queen's new cell -- Tightened security -- Part III. The queen's arraignment -- Prosecutor Fouquier-Tinville -- The indictment, the jury, and the witnesses -- The Revolutionary Tribunal: day one -- The Revolutionary Tribunal: day two -- Part IV. October 16, 1793: cold and cloudy -- The queen's last rites -- The route of the fatal tumbril -- The "national razor" -- Part V. The absurdity -- The unfortunates and the sole survivors -- La Cimetière de la Madeleine
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