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Book News Week 44

*contains affiliate links* Book news week 44: 30 October – 5 November 2023   Queens of the Age of Chivalry (England’s Medieval Queens, 3)  Paperback – 2 November 2023 (UK) Dethroned: The Downfall of India’s Princely States  Hardcover – 2 November 2023 (UK)

France

Marie Antoinette’s extravagance

Marie Antoinette’s unpopularity largely stemmed from her extravagance, and she had been largely popular when she arrived in France in 1770. Her so-called frivolity began when she was still in a precarious relationship with her husband. As their marriage remained unconsummated and Marie Antoinette endured the taunts of the court, she only saw one way [read more]