Louis-Antoine, Duc d'Enghien, the last heir of the house of Bourbon-Condé, was one of the most appealing among the exiled French princes in the days of Napoleonic rule. After the attempt upon Napoleon's life by a group of misguided royalists, as discussed in my review of For the King by Catherine Delors, the Corsican dictator sought to prevent any further plots by making an example of a member of the royal family. The Duc was kidnapped from his home beyond the French border and shot. Talleyrand referred to the murder as being a blunder on Naploeon's part, since the Duc was generally held in high esteem by friends and foes alike. Nevertheless, it seems that Talleyrand was involved in the efforts to capture the prince. more...
Vive le Roy!
This Diorama is made of the standard 56 mm plastic Historex Figures, which have been transformed to make this scene. The figures were concieved, designed and painted by Jean-Claude Colrat and Armand Frascuratti; the scenery was made by Gabriel Colrat.
Jean-Claude Colrat is a reference for thing pertaining to Jehanne d'Arc.