The last four years of Marie Antoinette’s life were spent in captivity as a prisoner of the French Revolution, a world away from the glittering life she had known at the court of Versailles.In her prison she was subjected to daily humiliations and a concerted campaign to undermine her health. Her husband, the King, Louis XVI, was taken from her and guillotined.
Then they came for her son.
Yet throughout her ordeal she impressed even her brutalised jailers by her virtue and the strength and dignity of her character.
In this book Robert Connolly evokes a sense of what it must have been like to be in the shoes of the much maligned Marie Antoinette. In eighteen poems placed throughout the text, he portrays her thoughts, feelings, hopes, fears, anguish, despair and, finally, her dignified acceptance of her own inevitable fate.
Paperback – 32 pages