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In The Footsteps of Marie-Antoinette

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.

# Episode Title Description People Date
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. Catriona Seth, Helen Jacobsen 15 Jan 2021
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, Pippa Shirley, Rachel Jacobs, Mia Jackson 15 Jan 2021
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. Cecile Rives, Catriona Seth, Chantal Thomas 15 Jan 2021