Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Räfvhonan - Anna Laestadius Larsson

Though I did already know about Marie Antoinette's former lover Swedish Von Fersen's death by lynching by a Stockholm mob, and the accession to the throne by Napoleon's Field Marshal Bernadotte, the 18th and early 19th centuries remain something of a blind spot in my history education.

Thanks to Laestadius Larsson's smooth yet well-informed trilogy (of which I have only read parts two and three) I now also know the why and the how of the aforementioned events. 
Plus a bit more.

Excellent holiday-read.


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