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Queen of Exiles

Queen of Exiles

Vanessa Riley
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Item #: UY0362
Format: (hc)
Pages: 432
Published: 2023
In 1810, Henry and Louise Christophe were crowned king and queen of Haiti, the first free Black nation in the Western hemisphere. But when rivals overthrew the king in 1820, Henry took his own life and Louise fled to Europe with her daughters. In exile and mourning her husband, Louise established her own royal court in Italy, recovering Henry's fortune ... More
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In 1810, Henry and Louise Christophe were crowned king and queen of Haiti, the first free Black nation in the Western hemisphere. But when rivals overthrew the king in 1820, Henry took his own life and Louise fled to Europe with her daughters. In exile and mourning her husband, Louise established her own royal court in Italy, recovering Henry's fortune and finding a place for her family in Regency society, despite struggling against racism and misogyny. This riveting novel reimagines Louise Christophe's little-known true story with such verve and intrigue, you'll never forget this remarkable queen! (AG)

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