Louis XVI

Louis XVI

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The reign of Louis XVI, which ended with the guillotining of Louis and his wife, Marie Antoinette, in 1793, is a dramatic and crucial part of French history. This book presents the first complete and authoritative biography of Louis XVI, a poignant tale that recounts how the King's stature grew as his power declined.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 421g
  • New Haven, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0300060777
  • 9780300060775
  • 937,797

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The reign of Louis XVI, which ended with the guillotining of Louis and his queen, Marie Antoinette, in 1793, is a dramatic and crucial part of French history. John Hardman presents the first complete and authoritative biography of Louis XVI, a poignant tale that recounts how the King's stature grew as his power declined.
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Table of contents

: PART ONE: YEARS OF HOPE 1. Early Life 2. 1774: The New King and the Old Parlement 3. Maurepas and Turgot 4. 'The Price of Victory: 1 1776-81 5. The last Years of the Ancien Regime, 1781-86 6. Foreign Policy, 1774-87 PART TWO: DEFEAT, 1787-89 1. 'The Convocation of the Assembly of Notables 3 the Ministry of Lomenie de Brienne, lby 1787-August 1788 4. Preparations for the estates. the Silent King and the Estates PART THREE: CAPTIVITY AND FLIGHT 1. Residence in Paris preparations for FIight, October 1790-June 1791 3. Varennes 4. The last Year of the monarchy: 13 September-August 1792. 5. 'The Prisoner of the Temple. EPILOGUE. APPENDIX: A NOTE ON THE CENTRAL INSTITUTION OF THE ANCIEN REGIME.
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