How to Ruin a Queen

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By Jonathan Beckman

During the final years of the rein of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, a sensational trial began that would divide France. A leading Catholic Cardinal was accused of forging the Queen’s signature to obtain the most expensive piece of jewellery in Europe: a 2,800-carat diamond necklace. The revelations from the trial would bedevil the French monarchy. At once a detective story, a courtroom drama, a tragicomic farce, and a study of credulity and history in the Age of Enlightenment.


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