At fourteen, Marie Antoinette became Queen of France. Twenty-three years later she was executed. This is the story of her fall and how the diamond necklace affair irreparably damaged her reputation. E Barrington’s classic historical novel set during the downfall of the French Monarchy is a captivating read. Thoroughly researched and beautifully written it is sure to be of interest to anyone wishing find out about the enchanting world of the Empress of Hearts.