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Royal Memoirs of the French Revolution; A Narrative of the Journey of Louis XVI and His Family to Varennes, by Madame Royale, Duchess of Angouleme a Narrative of a Journey to Bruxelles and Coblentz in 1791, by Monsieur Now Louis XVIII Private Memoirs of (Paperback) Loot Price: R465
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Royal Memoirs of the French Revolution; A Narrative of the Journey of Louis XVI and His Family to Varennes, by Madame Royale,...

Royal Memoirs of the French Revolution; A Narrative of the Journey of Louis XVI and His Family to Varennes, by Madame Royale, Duchess of Angouleme a Narrative of a Journey to Bruxelles and Coblentz in 1791, by Monsieur Now Louis XVIII Private Memoirs of (Paperback)

Mary Theresa Charlotte

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 Excerpt: ... NARRATIVE, Tcucro duce et auspice Teucro Reports spread in November, 1790, of the intended escape of the King, had induced me to think of mine. I determined on opening my design to Peronnet (1), at that time employed in my wardrobe, because he was the person who would be most naturally employed in making the necessary preparations; and that I was, even then, as convinced of his fidelity, as I am now after his faithful service. These reports ceased, and we naturally put off our project to a more favourable opportunity. I (1) M. Peronnet is still about the King's person. mentioned it to the Queen, who assured me that neither she nor the King had given any grounds for such a rumour; but she added that sooner or later there was every appearance of their being driven to this extremity, and she promised to give me timely notice; but she, at the same time, advised me to be always ready for the event. The persecution (2) which was excited against the King on the approaching Easter, in 1791, and the resolution which it forced upon him, convinced me that I had no choice between apostasy and martyrdom; the former revolted me, and I will own that I felt no great vocation for the latter. I talked a good deal with Madame de Balbi (3) on this sub (2) The persecution here alluded to was the efforts made to prevent the Royal Family from performing their religious duties, unless they would accept the assistance of what were called the constitutional clergy, which they conscientiously declined, considering these men as apostates. (3) Mademoiselle Caumont de la Force, married, in 1770, to the Count de Balbi, a Genoese nobleman, ject, and we agreed that there was a third course open to me, which was, to abandon a country where the usual exercise of our religious duties was ab...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Mary Theresa Charlotte
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 50
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-28786-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-151-28786-5
Barcode: 9781151287861

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