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Marie Antoinette

Post  CicelyS on Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:10 am

Marie Antoinette was an Austrian princess sent to France to marry King Louis xvi as a unity between countries. She was very young at the time but set on being a good wife. She is known for her fashion. As a queen, she thought it was very important to dress well. She had dresses made for her that were worth thousands. This spending upsetted those of lesser fortune in France. Marie Antoinette was also known for wearing mens pants while riding horses, which cause great controversy. She died on October 16th 1793, er last words being kind to a man who's foot she had stepped on while about to be guillotined.
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Post  Mira W. on Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:17 pm

It is sad to see how cruel France was to her. Of course, it is understandable, looking at her astoundingly lavish lifestyle, but I personally don't think she was ill-intentioned. She was just thrown into a marriage with an incapable king at the age of 14, not the mention the fact that it was an entirely new country for her of which she didn't even speak the language. I think she was simply unaware of the situations of her nation, which is a crime in itself, but she did not deserve all that hate nonetheless.
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"LET THEM EAT CAKE"

Post  Joshua T on Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:16 pm

It was rumoured that when marie antoinnete was asked about the economical issues... she said, let them eat cake. The media was trying to create a bad image of her.

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