The Bad Queen

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The Bad Queen: Rules and Instructions for Marie-Antoinette
Author: Meyer, Carolyn
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Time Period: Age of Revolutions
Time Frame: 1768-1793
Geographic Area: Europe
Country: France
Topics: French Revolution
Genre: Fiction
Reading Age: Young Adult
Format: Novel
Published: 2010

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In this latest installment of her acclaimed Young Royals series, Carolyn Meyer reveals the dizzying rise and horrific downfall of the last queen of France. From the moment she was betrothed to the dauphin of France at age fourteen, perfection was demanded of Marie-Antoinette. Desperate for affection and subjected to constant scrutiny, this spirited young woman can’t help but want to let loose with elaborate parties, scandalous fashions, and even a forbidden love affair. Meanwhile, the peasants of France are suffering from increasing poverty and becoming outraged. They want to make the queen pay for her reckless extravagance—with her life.

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