Twenty Years After Setting & Symbolism

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Palais Royal

The Palais Royal is the home of Cardinal Marazin, Anne of Austria, and the young king, Louis XIV, in France.

Fronde

A fronde is a political party formed by the discontent.

The Bastile

The Bastile is a prison, the place to which Mazarin sends d'Artagnan to pick up the Comte de Rochefort.

A Small Coffer of Rosewood Set in Silver

It is upon this sacred item that the queen swears to Mazarin that Buckingham was not her lover. The coffer contains the only two letters that the queen ever wrote to Buckingham along with the knife that Felton used to kill Buckingham.

A Superb Diamond

Anne of Austria had given this diamond to d'Artagnan in appreciation for saving her life and honor when he retrieved her jewels from Buckingham. D'Artagnan had to sell the diamond in order to save her a second time. The queen purchased...

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