Resources

Books

Mossiker, Frances. The Queen’s Necklace. London: Phoenix, 2004.

Weber, Caroline. Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2006.

Funck-Brentano, Frantz. Cagliostro and Company. New York: James Pott and Co., 1902. View the full e-text here.

The Memoirs

Jacques Claude Beugnot: Mémoires, Paris 1823

Boehmer and Bassenge: Memoires des joailliers Boehmer et Bassenge, du Août 12, 1785.

Cagliostro: Mémoire pour le Comte de Cagliostro, accuse, contro M. le Proceureur-général, accusateur, en presence de M. Le Cardinal de Rohan, de la Comtesse de La Motte et autres, co-accusés.*

Madame Campan [Queen’s confidante]: Mémoires sur la vie privée de Marie Antoinette. Paris 1823

Jeanne de La Motte-Valois de Saint Rémy:

1. Mémoires justicatifs de la comtesse de La Motte-Valois. London 1789.

2. Memoirs of the Countess de Valois de La Motte. Dublin 1790.

3. Vie de Jeanne de Saint-Rémy de Valois. London, 1791, Paris 1792.

Nicolas de La Motte: Mémoires inédits du comte de La Motte-Valois (ed. Louis Lacour). Paris, 1858).

Nicole d’Oliva: Mémoire pour la demoiselle le Guay d’Oliva, fille mineure, émancipée d’âge, accusée, contre M. le Procurer-général.*

Retaux de Villette: Mémoires historiques des intrigues de la cour, Venice 1790.

*Not personal memoires

 

Internet Resources

Lineage of Jeanne de La Motte-Valois: http://pagesperso-orange.fr/stephane.thomas/capetien/valois_saintremy.htm

Le Petit Hameau (Marie Antoinette’s false village at the Petit Trianon): http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/2008/04/le-petit-hameau-de-la-reine.html

French Deaths by Guilltoine (a serachable database of those beheaded during the French Revolution): http://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1409

Wikipedia articles of interest:

The Affair of the Diamond Necklace. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affair_of_the_diamond_necklace

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