A biography of marie antoinette

It was publicly suggested that her supposed behavior was learned at the court of the rival nation, particularly lesbianism, which was known as the "German vice". She also toned down her lifestyle and began to spend less. Lawlessness had occurred and no royal action had been taken in response.

It was a shock for the whole of Europe. From then on, the king and queen would be under the close scrutiny of the common citizens of Paris and vulnerable to attack from them.


From left to right: Drug on a bit towards the end. I did feel that this book read with the fluidity and development of a novel; it was very enjoyable. Installation at Tuileries The Queen had escaped with her life, but the mob was not satisfied. Her painter Vigee Lebrun commented about the translucent colour of her complexion, her long blonde hair and her well-proportioned and full-bosomed figure.

They had travelled over miles and were just near the French-Austrian border and loyal troops ready to rescue them. Circle of Friends Marie Antoinette sought escape from her marital frustration and the boredom of court life.

At first, she brought her children out with her, hoping the protesters would have pity on her. It was expected that as French Queen she would lead fashion and spend the most on clothes. The governor of the Bastille who resisted and threatened to blow up the gun powder was hacked to death by the mob his head sported on pikes for all to see.

October 16, in Paris, France Best known for: She came to develop extravagant and indulgent tastes. The first wedding was held separately because she was still in Austria and Louis in France.

Even though Marie had nothing to do with the plan, she was blamed by many and her reputation only grew worse. They later demanded that king and queen appear on the balcony before them and then that the monarchs return with them to Paris.

French Revolution

French Queen The life of Marie Antoinette was the stuff of dreams when she was married at age 14 to the crown prince of France, the dauphin.

Together they formed the Habsburg-Lorraine dynasty. The guillotine was a machine used during the French Revolution to execute people by beheading them. But, she was not alone among aristocrats for enjoying the pleasures of economic privilege. Two of her favorite things were chocolate and flowers.

But, despite providing two male heirs, her popularity continued to fall. Besides her miscarriages, this was the second child dead; their second daughter had died in Marie Antoinette, who had insisted on the arrest of the Cardinal, was dealt a heavy personal blow, as was the monarchy, and despite the fact that the guilty parties were tried and convicted, the affair proved to be extremely damaging to her reputation, which never recovered from it.

The excessive fashions for high headdresses, plumes and voluminous dresses were subject to public comment, caricature and on occasion ridicule.

He began to institute more cutbacks at court, while trying to restore the royal absolute power weakened by parliament. Marie also had built a rustic Viennese retreat called the hameau.

The young woman failed to adapt well, nevertheless, into a wedded life that she was clearly not prepared, and her regular letters home shown extreme homesickness. The assembly was held for the purpose of initiating necessary financial reforms, but the Parlement refused to cooperate.

So much so that had she not died inLamotte might well have testified against Marie at her trial. It further deteriorated when Louis XVI tried to use a lit de justice on 11 November to impose legislation.

Despite his high clerical position at the Court, she never addressed a word to him. Marie was the centre of gossip.Marie Antoinette (/ ˌ æ n t w ə ˈ n ɛ t, ˌ ɒ̃ t w ə-/; French: [maʁi ɑ̃twanɛt]; born Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna; 2 November – 16 October ) was the last.

Queen of France has 78 ratings and 8 reviews. JennanneJ said: An interesting bio. I hadn't known much of Marie Antoinette before I read this. Quite ill /5. Marie Antoinette, the 15th child of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and the powerful Habsburg empress Maria Theresa, was born in Vienna, Austria, in –an age of great instability for European monarchies.

Where was Marie Antoinette born? Marie Antoinette was born in Vienna, Austria on November 2, She was the youngest daughter of Emperor Francis I and Empress Maria Theresa.

Marie Antoinette Andrews Biography: Marie Antoinette – Miniature Biography (TV-PG; ) Marie Antoinette was born in in Austria and helped induce the French Revolution.

She became a sign of the surpluses of the kingdom. Watch video · Marie Antoinette was the 15th and second to last child of Maria Theresa, empress of Austria, and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I.

She lived a relatively carefree childhood. She lived a relatively carefree childhood.

A biography of marie antoinette
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