This is a true story set prior to the French Revolution. It entails a scheming woman, her compliant husband, and a devious friend used fraud and deceit to manipulate an amoral and ambitious Cardinal Rohan. Their deceit attracted a lavish and unsupportable lifestyle and one of the greatest cons in history: the Diamond Necklace Affair. The con eventually outraged the French citizenry and contributed to the downfall of blameless (in this case) Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. The inevitable court trial suspended disbelief and extended the remarkable character arcs. You will be amazed.
Guest: Jonathan Beckman
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