The Untold Love Story
Peter Owen 2013
Paperback 309pp Illustrated
9780720610017   Product Code: 18137
To republicans, Marie-Antoinette was the 'Austrian whore'; to royalists, a martyred saint. Both sides distorted the image of this vivacious, intelligent and sensitive woman for propaganda purposes. Drawing on fresh evidence including decoded correspondence, this engrossing history reveals how, wed at 14 to a boorish Dauphin unable to consummate their marriage, she sought comfort and companionship in the arms of the dashing Swedish aristocrat Count Axel von Fersen.