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Marie Antoinette's Darkest Days : Prisoner No. 280 In The Conciergerie (2016)
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Call Number MARKETPLACE/BIOGRAPHY/MARIE ANTOINETTE


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Published: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
Description:  xviii, 369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781442254992, 1442254998, 9781442254992, 1442254998 :,
Language:  English


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 -- Queen's dungeon cell -- Horrors of the Conciergerie -- Kindhearted souls -- Part II. Rescue the queen! -- Royalist supporters -- Carnation Plot -- Queen's new cell -- Tightened security -- Part III. The queen's arraignment -- Prosecutor Fouquier-Tinville -- Indictment, the jury, and the witnesses -- Revolutionary Tribunal: day one -- Revolutionary Tribunal: day two -- Part IV. October 16, 1793: cold and cloudy -- Queen's last rites -- Route of the fatal tumbril -- The "national razor" -- Part V. The absurdity -- Unfortunates and the sole survivors -- La Cimetière de la Madeleine

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Marie Antoinette, -- Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, -- 1755-1793 -- Death and burial.
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