Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France

Being the Historic Memoirs of Madam Campan, First Lady in Waiting to the Queen

Published: 1823
Language: English
Wordcount: 162,743 / 467 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 856 1507
Genres: Biography, History

The English translation of Mémoires sur la vie privee de Marie Antoinette, sulvis de souvenirs et anecdotes historiques sur les règnes de Louis XIV.-XV

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and the Duc de La Vauguyon, should be before us. To give us a faithful portrait of the unfortunate reign of Louis XVI., the Marechal du Muy, M. de Maurepas, M. de Vergennes, M. de Malesherbes, the Duc d'Orleans, M. de La Fayette, the Abby de Vermond, the Abbe Montesquiou, Mirabeau, the Duchesse de Polignac, and the Duchesse de Luynes should have noted faithfully in writing all the transactions in which they took decided parts. The secret political history of a later period has been disseminated among a much greater number of persons; there are Ministers who have published memoirs, but only when they had their own measures to justify, and then they confined themselves to the vindication of their own characters, without which powerful motive they probably would have written nothing. In general, those nearest to the Sovereign, either by birth or by office, have left no memoirs; and in absolute monarchies the mainsprings

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