Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty

Imbert de SAINT-AMAND (1834 - 1900), translated by Elizabeth G. MARTIN (1837 - ?)


Paris in 1792 is no longer what it was in 1789. In 1789, the old French society was still brilliant. The past endured beside the present. Neither names nor escutcheons, neither liveries nor places at court, had been suppressed. The aristocracy and the Revolution lived face to face. In 1792, the scene has changed."

France was now on the verge of the Reign of Terror (la Terreur), the violent years following the Revolution, and this book chronicles the terrible period of French history which culminated in the proclamation: "Royalty is abolished in France. All public acts will be dated from the first year of the Republic. The seal of State will be inscribed with this motto: Republique française." (Summary by Ruth Golding, with quotations from the book itself)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, History , Political Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 – Paris at the Beginning of 1792 Libby Gohn
00:19:10
Play 02 02 – Count de Fersen’s Last Journey to Paris Monika Rolley
00:16:52
Play 03 03 – The Death of the Emperor Leopold Monika Rolley
00:15:49
Play 04 04 – The Death of Gustavus III bala
00:21:16
Play 05 05 – The Beginnings of Madame Roland Jules Hawryluk
00:27:55
Play 06 06 – Madame Roland’s Entrance on the Scene Lucretia B.
00:26:39
Play 07 07 – Marie Antoinette and Madame Roland Monika Rolley
00:23:02
Play 08 08 – Madame Roland at the Ministry of the Interior Monika Rolley
00:16:12
Play 09 09 - Dumouriez, Minister Of Foreign Affairs Jules Hawryluk
00:17:45
Play 10 10 – The Council of Ministers Jules Hawryluk
00:13:36
Play 11 11 – The Fête of the Swiss Of Chateauvieux Jules Hawryluk
00:30:08
Play 12 12 - The Declaration of War Jules Hawryluk
00:21:24
Play 13 13 - The Disbanding Of The Constitutional Guard Jules Hawryluk
00:19:33
Play 14 14 - The Sufferings of Louis XVI bala
00:16:31
Play 15 15 - Roland's Dismissal from Office Jules Hawryluk
00:15:34
Play 16 16 - A Three Days' Ministry Jules Hawryluk
00:19:02
Play 17 17 - The Prologue to June Twentieth Jules Hawryluk
00:18:30
Play 18 18 - The Morning of June Twentieth Jules Hawryluk
00:22:37
Play 19 19 - The Invasion of the Tuileries Jules Hawryluk
00:23:25
Play 20 20 - Marie Antoinette on June Twentieth Jules Hawryluk
00:16:13
Play 21 21 - The Morrow of June Twentieth Jules Hawryluk
00:17:58
Play 22 22 - Lafayette in Paris Jules Hawryluk
00:19:08
Play 23 23 - The Lamourette Kiss Joy Suzanne Grazer
00:15:29
Play 24 24 - The Féte of the Federation In 1792 bala
00:20:25
Play 25 25 - The Last Days at the Tuileries Chiquito Crasto
00:11:27
Play 26 26 - The Prologue to the Tenth of August Chiquito Crasto
00:11:34
Play 27 27 - The Night of August Ninth to Tenth Chiquito Crasto
00:11:58
Play 28 28 - The Morning of August Tenth Chiquito Crasto
00:20:12
Play 29 29 - The Box of the Logograph Chiquito Crasto
00:10:26
Play 30 30 - The Combat Chiquito Crasto
00:15:10
Play 31 31 - The Results of the Combat Chiquito Crasto
00:19:02
Play 32 32 - The Royal-Family in the Convent of the Feuillants Chiquito Crasto
00:11:21
Play 33 33 - The Temple Chiquito Crasto
00:19:24
Play 34 34 - The Princess de Lamballe's Murder Chiquito Crasto
00:12:58
Play 35 35 - The September Massacres Chiquito Crasto
00:17:54
Play 36 36 - Madame Roland during the Massacres Chiquito Crasto
00:16:48
Play 37 37 - The Proclamation of the Republic Chiquito Crasto
00:16:46