28 min

Historical True Crime: An 18th Century Heist‪!‬ Yesterday's News

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The Affair of the Diamond Necklace was the eighteenth century's most notorious heist—and for good reason. It's a dramatic story of lust, theft, betrayal, and ultimately, the fall of the freaking Queen of France.

The players in this con included Marie Antoinette, King Louis XVI, a sly con-woman named Jeanne de la Motte, her gigolo-forger boyfriend, and the dumbest cardinal of all time. Mix them all together, add an absurdly expensive piece of jewelry, and you have yourself the scandal of the 18th century.

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The Affair of the Diamond Necklace was the eighteenth century's most notorious heist—and for good reason. It's a dramatic story of lust, theft, betrayal, and ultimately, the fall of the freaking Queen of France.

The players in this con included Marie Antoinette, King Louis XVI, a sly con-woman named Jeanne de la Motte, her gigolo-forger boyfriend, and the dumbest cardinal of all time. Mix them all together, add an absurdly expensive piece of jewelry, and you have yourself the scandal of the 18th century.

This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here:https://www.factinate.com/

Read Dancy's editorial on the Affair of the Diamond Necklace: https://www.factinate.com/editorial/the-affair-of-the-diamond-necklace

Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/

Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192592732881383

Get in touch by emailing yesterdaysnews@factinate.com 

And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on Apple Podcasts!

Note: We incorrectly identify Louis XVI as Louis XV's son when he is in fact his grandson. Our apologies and thanks to a listener for pointing this error out!
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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