Last Days Of Marie Antoinette; An Historical Sketch by Lord Ronald Sutherland GowerLast Days Of Marie Antoinette; An Historical Sketch by Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower

Last Days Of Marie Antoinette; An Historical Sketch

byLord Ronald Sutherland Gower

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... But whether this memoir is strictly accurate or not, it is the only one that gives any details of the last days of-the Queen's life, and has been trusted as an authority by all the French authors who have written of that time. Bault--or Le Beau, as Rosalie writes it--the Queen's new jailer, was informed by the Tribunal that his head would be forfeited if the Queen escaped; so it is not to be wondered at that, although he seems to have sympathised with the captive, his watch over her was a rigorous one. No more flowers, of which the Queen was always passionately fond, were now allowed to be introduced into her cell--flowers, that, of all the beautiful things of Nature, had alone given a little charm and solace to the prisoner. Even her rings were taken from her--her wedding-ring and two set with diamonds, which Rosalie observed she used to change from one hand to the other--those hands still so white and beautiful. Marie Antoinette, who, even when at Versailles, hated having nothing to occupy herself with, and disliked the tedious court ceremonies for debarring her from her music, her books, and her embroidery, was now reduced to work a kind of garter with threads taken from her bedding, and not being allowed any knitting-needles, used a pair of toothpicks. When finished, the Queen dropped this garter with a significant look when Bault entered the prison. It reached--thanks to one of her loyalest followers, Mons. Hue, a faithful H servant of Louis XVI.--its destination, for he gave it to the Queen's daughter when he accompanied her to Vienna two years later. The Queen had not been so fortunate with another little relic that she hoped her child would receive. This consisted of a pair of gloves and a lock of her hair, which she had slipped...
Title:Last Days Of Marie Antoinette; An Historical SketchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217962815

ISBN - 13:9780217962810