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The Road from Versailles: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the Fall of the French Monarchy

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What becomes of leaders when absolute power is wrested from their hands? How does dramatic political change affect once-absolute monarchs? In The Road from Versailles, acclaimed historian Munro Price confronts one of the enduring mysteries of the French Revolution: What were the true actions and feelings of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette as they watched their sovereignty c ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 20th 2003)
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I read this book a few years ago, at about 15 years old. Although I didnt find it too enthralling, I pushed on, being so interested in the subject. A good all-round read on the subject, whereas many such books on the topic focus on the royal family and the revolutionary period
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Details on the last days of the French Monarchy. Starting in 1789 and following through the Reign of Terror.
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Munro Price is a British historian noted for his award winning work on French history. Price was educated at Cambridge University. For most of his career he has been based at the University of Bradford, where he is currently professor of Modern European History. He has also taught at the University of Swansea and the University of Lyon
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