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.