The Marie Antoinette Online website has been online in one form or another for over 10 years. It began life as a collaboration between two individuals interested in the life and times of the famous Queen. Since then it has grown to include a forum and discussion about Marie Antoinette from a range of people including Marie Antoinette scholars, writers and those of us who are simply interested in and fascinated by Marie Antoinette as a woman and the France that she ruled over.
Many students visit our site as part of their explorations of Marie Antoinette for school projects right through to college and university papers. Please keep in mind that this is not an academic website. The content is written from the personal perspective of the authors who have offered us their contributions and we make no claims to academic rigor here. We recommend it as a great place for starting out your Marie Antoinette research, for figuring out what questions about her life and times you are most interested in and which controversies you think need further exploration. We strongly recommend that you seek out other sources, particularly primary source documents, paintings and illustrations, but also academic articles and texts to support the work you are doing for your assignments, projects and essays. You will find recommended books both here on the site and in the forum and links to other great resources which are more appropriate for academic research.
We receive many emails each week requesting citation information. For those wishing to cite this website in their bibliographies and references lists, please use the formats below. Where no author’s name is supplied that author wishes to remain anonymous and we are unable to provide that information to you.
- Marie Antoinette – A Biography 1999, Marie Antoinette Online, accessed DD Mon YYYY, <http://www.marie-antoinette.org/biography/biography_english/>.
- The Diamond Necklace Affair 1999, Marie Antoinette Online, accessed DD Mon YYY, <http://www.marie-antoinette.org/the-diamond-necklace-affair/diamondnecklace/>.
- Vidal, E.M. 2007, A Reputation in Shreds, Marie Antoinette Online, accessed DD Mon YYYY, <http://www.marie-antoinette.org/reputation/reputation/>
- Maria Antonietta: Biografia 1999, Translated by Max Gilardenghi, Marie Antoinette Online, accessed DD Mon YYYY, <http://www.marie-antoinette.org/biography/maria-antonietta-biografia/>.
- L’Affare della Collana 1999, Translated by Max Gilardenghi, Marie Antoinette Online, accessed DD Mon YYYY, <http://www.marie-antoinette.org/the-diamond-necklace-affair/laffare-della-collana/>.
Thank you for visiting and we hope that the information you find here is interesting and leads you on to your own historical explorations.