Hruby funded his private tutoring from leading historians at Versailles and, at Marie Antoinette’s private palace and chateau, Petit Trianon, located just less than a mile away. Over the course of two years, Hruby was granted access to many places not opened or accessible to the public at Versailles or Petit Trianon. Such secret and private places of France’s Louis XVI and his Queen, brought with them such fascinating stories of both. The more Hruby learned of these two, the more he began to understand them as two ordinary people, who by circumstance, were thrusted into extraordinary and powerful moments in world and French history.