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  • Marie-Antoinette and the Fersen Legend, Part II

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    Welcome to Episode 2 of Tea at Trianon Radio, dedicated to discussing the life and times of Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France and Navarre. Your hostess is Elena Maria Vidal, the author of four historical novels, including TRIANON and MADAME ROYALE. In this our second broadcast we will again be talking about the truth behind the legend of Queen Marie-Antoinette's romance with the Swede Count Axel von Fersen. The legend has been featured in novels, films and even many works of non-fiction. But is there any historical evidence of an affair? Did the Queen really love Fersen? What were her feelings for her husband Louis XVI? Such questions and more will be explored  based upon scholarship, both old and new. We will not be taking calls today but do email Elena a question or a comment at emvidal@planetrussell.net. And what are the 3 rules? Be polite, be polite, be polite. Tea at Trianon Radio is brought to you by Mayapple Books in St. Michaels, Maryland, dedicated to publishing Modern Classics. Please visit Mayapple Books. Much of what we will be discussing today can be found on Elena's Tea at Trianon Blog and will also be included in her new non-fiction book on Marie-Antoinette entitled Marie-Antoinette, Daughter of the Caesars, to be published in September 2015 by Mayapple Books.

  • Tenting on the Plains, Ch.VI: "A Texas Norther"

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    Custer's Luck Radio Show host Jean Barto reads from Chapter VI of "Tenting on the Plains."  General Custer and his family and command continue to contend with the late summer Texas climate, vermin, and disease in Hempstead, Texas prior to moving on to Austin in November, 1865. 

  • Erie Canal Museum with Dan Ward

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    Curator Dan Ward joins Jane to talk about the Eric Canal Museum in Syracuse, NY. He'll tell us about the recently opened exhibit wing in this gem of a museum.

  • Understanding Rev War Pension Ledgers with Craig Scott

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    Join author Craig Scott as he talks about his new book "Understanding Revolutionary War and Invalid Pension Ledgers 1818-1872 and the Pension Payment Vouchers They Represent."

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