Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mystery Lady # 3

Because of my extraordinary resemblance to the Queen, I became involved in the hoax that brought her downfall. I was unaware of the deceitful nature of my adventure. I merely put on a beautiful gown and had my hair dressed, exactly as the Queen had the week before, and waited on the grounds of the palace to say five simple words to a grand gentleman. It was playacting. I was told the Queen would be watching and would be pleased if I did my part well. I lived in a dream that night… I had pleased the Queen! To my horror, a year later I was arrested for playing a part in an elaborate scheme to steal a great diamond necklace, which the jewelers thought they had sold to the Queen. I was sent to prison, but thankfully freed soon after, as I had no knowledge of the true nature of my crime.

Who am I?

7 comments:

  1. I have always thought that this was such an interesting "crime". It was Nicole Leguay d'Oliva I think, there are several people involved in that plot it gets confusing.

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  2. Very good! It is confusing, but Plaidy's book on The Affair of the Diamond Necklace, titled The Queen of Diamonds, explains it really well.

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  3. Hey fun stuff :) Good job, Heather!

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  4. Good one, Arleigh! I knew it was the prostitute who Jeanne de Valois hired to act the part of Queen Marie Antointte and trick the Cardinal de Rohan, but I didn't know her name. Props to Heather!

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  5. I didn't know her name either. Good pick Arleigh!

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  6. In Plaidy's book she was a shop-girl, though did give her attentions to gentlemen she thought would profit herself. Then, after her stay in prison, she did become a prostitute, as her beauty and finances dwindled.

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