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In The Cards

In The Cards

Broadcast: March 26, 1982
Added: Jun 02 2017

It was the last day of the French Revolution. The wife of the Viscount was sat reading her cards, when suddenly she went white. On top lay the card of death, the guillotine fell, and with it the head of her husband. Today we might say that the cards had nothing to do with it, the ladies husband happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time - but in 1794, Josephine believed the cards always foretold her fate...