Thursday, September 11, 2014

Three Things Everyone Ought to Know About Marie Antoinette

1. Who She Was
You can say queen of France if you want. You'd be right. But please don't go around saying she was born in France, because the girl was Austrian. She married into the throne.
2. What She Look Like
Because Marie Antoinette was into bare shoulders
And lacy knee socks
Also sandals.
For the record, here is what Marie Antoinette actually wore.

Fun fact of the day: She had four children. Sophie died before the picture was finished, so they painted her out.
3. What She Said

The words "let them eat cake" never left her lips. There is no record that she said so. The earliest mention of this quote comes from Rousseau's Confessions:
Finally I recalled the stopgap solution of a great princess who was told that the peasants had no bread, and who responded: "Let them eat brioche."
Marie Antoinette was nine years old at the time and living in Austria. The quote comes from Maria Theresa of Spain, who lived a century before Antoinette.
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