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Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty

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Paris in 1792 is no longer what it was in 1789. In 1789, the old French society was still brilliant. The past endured beside the present. Neither names nor escutcheons, neither liveries nor places at court, had been suppressed. The aristocracy and the Revolution lived face to face. In 1792, the scene has changed."

France was now on the verge of the Reign of Terror (la Terreur), the violent years following the Revolution, and this book chronicles the terrible period of French history which culminated in the proclamation: "Royalty is abolished in France. All public acts will be dated from the first year of the Republic. The seal of State will be inscribed with this motto: Republique française."

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[Frontispiece: Marie Antoinette]

MARIE ANTOINETTE

AND

THE DOWNFALL OF ROYALTY

BY

IMBERT DE SAINT AMAND

TRANSLATED BY

ELIZABETH GILBERT MARTIN

WITH PORTRAIT

NEW YORK

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

1899

COPYRIGHT, 1891, BY

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS.

{v}

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. PARIS AT THE BEGINNING OF 1792 . . . . . . . . . 1 II. COUNT DE FERSON'S LAST JOURNEY TO PARIS . . . . 14 III. THE DEATH OF THE EMPEROR LEOPOLD . . . . . . . . 23 IV. THE DEATH OF GUSTAVUS III . . . . . . . . . . . 32 V. THE BEGINNINGS OF MADAME ROLAND . . . . . . . . 46 VI. MADAME ROLAND'S ENTRANCE ON THE SCENE . . . . . 60 VII. MARIE ANTOINETTE AND MADAME ROLAND . . . . . . . 73 VIII. MADAME ROLAND AT THE MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR . 85 IX. DUMOURIEZ, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS . . . . . 94 X. THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 XI. THE FÊTE OF THE SWISS OF CHATEAUVIEUX . . . ... Continue reading book >>


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