Monday 2 November 2015

The Birthday of Marie Antoinette

Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna (Vienna, Austria, 2nd November 1755 - Paris, France, 16th October 1793)

On this day in 1755, Marie Antoinette was born. The late queen crops up many times in my forthcoming book, Life in the Georgian Court and I thought this would be a fine opportunity to look back on the posts in which she has featured.

I hope you will enjoy this gad into the queenly archives! 

The Queen's Possessions

The queen's very own make up chair!

A painting depicts the young dauphine in her musical element. and read more about the magnificent harp that the queen adored.

All that remains of a magnificent dress...

And the dainty shoes that might have accompanied it...

A picture of the queen in her lingerie causes a sensation!

The Queen's Marriage and Family

Maximilien Robespierre Welcomes Louis XVI
What happened when a young Robespierre waited in the rain to greet the king and queen...

A Parisian Fireworks Disaster
When a crowd gathered to celebrate the marriage of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, terrible tragedy struck.

The Marriage of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI
A happy day for the Dauphin and Archduchess.

"She would have been my friend"
The short life of a royal princess.
The Queen's Death

My Blood Alone Remains
The final hours in the life of Marie Antoinette

The Queen's Last Journey
An iconic sketch by a master of Revolutionary propaganda.

A poignant memorial to the late queen's children, written in her final hours. 

Life in the Georgian Court, true tales of 18th century royalty, is available at the links below.

Pen and Sword
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Book Depository (free worldwide shipping)

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