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Marie-Thérèse, child of terror

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Nagel, Susan
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If you're curious about the French Revolution, this book provides a unique perspective through the eyes of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette's young daughter, Marie Thérèse, the princess also known as Madame Royale. Due to this change of focus, the biography shows the fall of the French royals in a more sympathetic light than many other historical renditions, placing emphasis on their attempts to parent their children through imprisonment, trials and the threat of the guillotine. Marie Thérèse is a lesser known historical figure, but her story of survival and resilience after the loss of her family as gripping as any suspense novel.
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)
25/10/17