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Scandal and the Queen

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Welcome to Episode 10 of Tea at Trianon Radio, dedicated to discussing the life and times of Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France and Navarre. I am Elena Maria Vidal, the author of four historical novels, including TRIANON and MADAME ROYALE which are about Marie-Antoinette and her family. In this our tenth broadcast, we will be discussing the scandals that sadly have become associated wiith Marie-Antoinette's name. I once ran across an article entitled Top 5 Marie-Antoinette Scandals which was filled with errors. What an incredibly misleading portrayal of the Queen! Marie-Antoinette, in spite of being from a generation known for its fast pace of living, did not live in a manner which gave public scandal. There is no evidence for an affair with Count Fersen. As for diamond necklace fiasco, she was the innocent victim, not the cause.

We will not be taking calls today but do email me a question or a comment at emvidal@planetrussell.net.

Tea at Trianon Radio is brought to you by Mayapple Books in St. Michaels, Maryland, dedicated to publishing Modern Classics. Visit Mayapple Books at www.mayapplebooks.net. Much of what we will be discussing today can be found on my Tea at Trianon Blog at http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com and will also be included in my new non-fiction book on Marie-Antoinette entitled Marie-Antoinette, Daughter of the Caesars, to be published in the autumn of 2015 by Mayapple Books.

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