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Publisher Description

The editors of the
Encyclopaedia Britannica are pleased to present the world of Marie-Antoinette and the French Revolution - from the grandeur and opulence of the French régime to its chaotic downfall and the new order that rose from its ashes. Here you will learn about the extravagant history of the royal Palace of Versailles with its Hall of Mirrors and extensive gardens, and the lavish court style of Louis XVI. Included are biographical portraits of Marie-Antoinette, her confidantes, and her conspirators, as well as profiles of other fascinating characters, such as Robespierre and Voltaire.

From the advent of the guillotine for public executions, to the firebrands, philosophers, and royal philanderers who figured in the Revolution, Encyclopaedia Britannica sheds new light on this fascinating period of world history. Learn about the progression of events from the storming of the Bastille through the Reign of Terror; the scandals of Marie-Antoinette, such as The Affair of the Diamond Necklace; and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.

With over four hours of audio and 60-plus chapters covering key people, places, and events, The French Revolution: Kings, Queens, and Guillotines examines this tumultuous and intriguing turning point in European history, with all of its captivating characters and events.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
PJ
Peter Johnson
LENGTH
13:02
hr min
RELEASED
2008
January 31
PUBLISHER
Encyclopaedia Britannica
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
378.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Shaolin Ninja ,

Very informative, but not a compelling listen

This is literally like a series of encylopedia entries. Very repetitive, so it is very good for hammering names and dates into your head.

As for the review below....the French Revolution was neither sad nor silly. A bunch of starving peasants, a nation with a human "solecism" (Louis XVI), competing interests, etc.

Yeah, it ended horribly, but nobody could control it.

royalist ,

i am disgusted

the revolution is a sad and silly event which i hate to think of.... i am disgusted!!!!

normalfrienlyperson ,

Oof

Oooooooooooooooof

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