Leaving the North

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199560424
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741814 | DOI:
Leaving the North

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This brief chapter describes the unexpected change in the couple's life, resulting from a different request. After pressure from his family, Jean-Marie seeks unsuccessfuly to get recognition of noble status, based both on quasi-noble forebears and for services rendered. His wife, negotiating for him in Paris, fails too, but ingeniously obtains a posting for him to the Lyon region. The episode, and its repercussions, including Roland's superiors’ opinions of him, are discussed.

Keywords: noble; Paris; Lyon

Chapter.  2102 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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