3 episodes

Welcome to In The Footsteps of Marie-Antoinette, presented by Catriona Seth, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature at the University of Oxford. In collaboration with the Wallace Collection in London, Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, the Conciergerie and Chantal Thomas, author of Les Adeiux a La Reine, in Paris, Catriona Seth explores the life of Marie-Antoinette - her childhood at the Habsburg Court in Vienna, her marriage at the age of 14 to the future Louis XVI, life at the French Court in Versailles, and then her final days at the Conciergerie in Paris during the Revolution before her execution on 16 October 1793, at the age of only 37.

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    • 4.1 • 12 Ratings

Welcome to In The Footsteps of Marie-Antoinette, presented by Catriona Seth, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature at the University of Oxford. In collaboration with the Wallace Collection in London, Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, the Conciergerie and Chantal Thomas, author of Les Adeiux a La Reine, in Paris, Catriona Seth explores the life of Marie-Antoinette - her childhood at the Habsburg Court in Vienna, her marriage at the age of 14 to the future Louis XVI, life at the French Court in Versailles, and then her final days at the Conciergerie in Paris during the Revolution before her execution on 16 October 1793, at the age of only 37.

    In The Footsteps Of Marie-Antoinette - Episode 3

    In The Footsteps Of Marie-Antoinette - Episode 3

    Catriona Seth, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature at the University Of Oxford, heads for Paris in her pursuit of Marie-Antoinette. First stop is The Conciergerie, where Marie-Antoinette spent her final days before being executed on 16 October 1793 at the age of 37, to meet Cecile Rives (Administratrice Conciergerie/Sainte-Chapelle/Tours de Notre-Dame de Paris). Then it's on to see Chantal Thomas, author of best-selling novel, Les Adieux A La Reine (later made into a film by Benoit Jacquot), And La Reine Scelerate, Marie-Antoinette Dans Les Pamphlets.

    Music - Excerpts from Alceste By Gluck, Licensed Courtesy Of Naxos Music Uk Ltd.

    Production - ChromeRadio for TORCH / Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford | Producer - Catriona Oliphant.

    • 41 min
    In The Footsteps Of Marie-Antoinette - Episode 2

    In The Footsteps Of Marie-Antoinette - Episode 2

    Catriona Seth, visits Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, built in the 19th century by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, a great collector of 18th century decorative arts, especially objects associated with Marie-Antoinette. Catriona Seth is Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature, at the University Of Oxford. With Pippa Shirley, Head of Collections and Gardens, and curators Rachel Jacobs and Dr Mia Jackson, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire.
    Music - Excerpts From Haydn's Symphony No 85 In B-Flat Major ('La Reine'), Licensed Courtesy Of Naxos Music Uk Ltd.
    Production - ChromeRadio for TORCH / Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford - Producer - Catriona Oliphant.

    • 51 min
    In the Footsteps of Marie-Antoinette - Episode 1

    In the Footsteps of Marie-Antoinette - Episode 1

    Catriona Seth, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature at the University of Oxford, visits the Wallace Collection in London on the trail of objects that once belonged to Marie-Antoinette. With Dr Helen Jacobsen, Senior Curator and Curator of French 18th-century Decorative Arts, the Wallace Collection, London.

    Music | Excerpts from Orphee et Euridice (Paris Version) by Gluck, licensed courtesy of Naxos Music UK Ltd.

    Production ChromeRadio for TORCH / Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford, Producer - Catriona Oliphant.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Needham1533 ,

Interesting material history

This was a super interesting dive into the material goods of Marie Antoinette that have survived and where they are currently located. The third episode was entirely in French, which makes sense given that it was recorded in Paris, but I do wish there was a corresponding English transcript.

_blaaakie ,

Disappointed by third episode

The only downfall of this podcast is the third episode is only French

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