Author:Samuels, Maurice


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The Betrayal of the Duchess The Scandal That Unmade the Bourbon Monarchy and Made France Modern

By: Samuels, Maurice

Price: $12.94

Publisher: New York, Basic Books: 2020

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42452

ISBN: 1541645456

Condition: Near Fine

381 pages; Uncorrected Proof. The year was 1832 and the French royal family was in exile, driven out by yet another revolution. From a drafty Scottish castle, the duchesse de Berry -- the mother of the eleven-year-old heir to the throne -- hatched a plot to restore the Bourbon dynasty. For months, she commanded a guerilla army and evaded capture by disguising herself as a man. But soon she was betrayed by her trusted advisor, Simon Deutz, the son of France's Chief Rabbi. The betrayal became a cause célèbre for Bourbon loyalists and ignited a firestorm of hate against France's Jews. By blami... View more info