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Memoirs of the Marchioness de La Rochejaquelein

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  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108025805

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  • Marie-Louise Victoire de Donnissan, Marquise de la Rochejaquelein (1772–1857) was brought up at Versailles, a god-daughter to Louis XVI. At the outbreak of the French Revolution, she married her cousin, the Marquis de Lescure. After the execution of the king, she accompanied Lescure to La Vendée where a Royalist insurrection was waged from 1793 to 1796. Widowed in 1793, she later married Lescure's cousin, Louis, Marquis de La Rochejacquelein, brother of one of the Royalist leaders. Her memoir, first published in 1815 and translated and reprinted many times, remains one of the most authentic records of this period. Although understandably partisan, she reports atrocities carried out by both sides with great immediacy. This reissue is taken from the 1827 Edinburgh edition, with a preface by Sir Walter Scott. Scott draws parallels between the Vendéen insurrection and the civil war in Scotland waged by the Covenanters.

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108025805
    • length: 386 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Dedication
    1. My birth
    2. The 10th of August
    3. Description of the Bocage
    4. Commencement of the war
    5. Retreat of the army of Anjou
    6. The Vendeens ocupy Bressuire
    7. Thouars, Parthenay, and Chataigneraie taken
    8. Formation of the Superior Council
    9. Taking of Angers
    10. Retaking of Chatillon
    11. Arrival of M. de Tinteniac
    12. Battles of La Roche Erigne, martigne, Doue, Thouars, Coron, Beaulieu, Torfou, Montaigu, St. Fulgent
    13. Battle of Moulin aux Chevres
    14. Passage of the Loire
    15. Battles between Laval and Chateau-Gonthier
    16. Arrival of two emigrants sent from England
    17. Battle of Dol
    18. Return to La Fleche
    19. Attempt to repass the Loire
    20. Hospitality of the Bretons
    21. Abode at the Chateau of Dreneuf
    22. The amnesty
    23. An account of the fate of the different Vendeen officers who continued the war
    Supplement.

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    Marie-Louise-Victoire Marquise de La Rochejaquelein

    Editor

    Walter Scott

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