elegance of history blog: History geek, avid reader and art lover. Here you will find random bits of history, book reviews and musings on art, literature, manners, life, music and anything else that interests me.
Hello everyone, ready for this week’s book reviews? Here we go: How to Ruin a Queen: Marie Antoinette and the Diamond Necklace Affair by Jonathan Beckman It was the greatest scandal of 18th century France. An almost unbelievable story that novelists would have been afraid to write for fear of being accused to be too
Marie Antoinette’s Diamonds, a blog dedicated to the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, has an interesting post on Nicole D’Oliva, the prostitute who impersonated Marie Antoinette in the gardens of Versailles, tricking Cardinal Rohan into believing the Queen had forgiven him and really wanted his help in obtaining the famous diamond necklace: Finally, she met