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  • Lily

    WOW really helpful for my history homework. Thanks Lily

    January 23, 2013
  • Lily

    WOW really helpful for my history homework. I didn’t understand it before! Thanks, Lily

    January 23, 2013
  • May

    One question has been on my mind since I became more interested in the story of Marie Antoinette, and that is, was there any question regarding the father of her youngest children? I wasn’t sure if it would have even been questioned back then or if they were proven to all be Louis’ children, because since she was having affairs there could have been some chance that she conceived one or more children with someone other than Louis. Although since the youngest 3 died before achieving adulthood and never had the opportunity to reign it probably makes no difference. I did, however, wonder if there were any recorded accounts on this subject. I’m guessing if it had actually been an issue, though, there would have been a huge scandal which would have added to the hatred of Marie Antoinette. At any rate, I only wanted to express my curiosity on the subject, whether relevant or not. I also wanted to add that I find it interesting that all of history is recorded facts and it amazes me that people will believe one story and choose not to believe another. What’s the difference? If you weren’t there to witness a story yourself and all you have is a collection of accounts from others who were actually there, how can you say one is true and one is untrue? I feel very sad for people who pick and choose stories to believe. They are all relevant to how we all derived and where we are today. You are only shorting yourself part of your true identity by cherry picking historical facts to believe. They all coincide and are part of one long story that we are all part of.

    February 27, 2013
  • this was very useful and i will actually be able to furfill the role i have to play when i become marie antoinette as a school project. i really dont want to get my head cut of though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -daniela

    February 28, 2013
  • I am working on a Bio, so thanks for the info.
    🙂

    March 29, 2013
  • Cindy

    I really love her type of character, even though she selfcentered. Unfortunately for her, her life was full of misunderstandings and a trip to the guillotine.

    April 10, 2013
  • Cindy

    I really love her type of character, even though she selfcentered. Unfortunately for her, her life was full of misunderstandings and a trip to the guillotine. Can’t say I’m jealous of her!

    April 10, 2013
  • maria

    It is a very sad life she had! [Edited for relevance]

    April 14, 2013
  • Kelli

    Actually, Marie Antoinette did not cause France’d debt for her extravagant fashions. She is actually quite famous for starting the fashion amongst her friends of wearing Muslin dresses, which, if you know much about Muslin, was used for making dolls in colonial times, and later, diapers. She also contributed great amounts of not money, but food to poor french families and even started a wonderful organization for pregnant, unmarried women in France at the time of the first reveloution. If it had stayed active, maybe Fantine wouldn’t have had to be a prostitute and the whole plot of Les Miserables wouldn’t have ever happened. However, many non-profit organizations started by the queen didn’t last through the first french revolution, much less the second.

    April 30, 2013
  • karen janece

    Having been to the palace of versaille, and seeing the oppulent surroundings it is a world of it’s own, situated 1 hr from paris by train ,in the days of Marie and louis it would have taken hours by coach to get to paris, they lived an isolated life, in the richly controlled world of protocol and palace court politics, people trying to network and schmooze to elevate their own status and using any means posible, gossip,sex,backstabbing surrounding them, influencing them undermining them. the foundations were always shakey because they were based on classist divisions and the rich, especially in that time did’nt make a point of finding out what the poorer classes were up to and how life was like for them, they just accepted there lot in life and also men didnt inform women about finacial affairs especially politics, thats why after dinner they would retire to seperate rooms, the women would talk about feminine subjects such as opera, children,flowers,poetry and the men would smoke and talk of war and worldly interests, just the way things were in the dynamics between men and women of the past and men and women of nobility. I believe Marie was a pawn a woman/girl who was thrust onto the stage of history very much unprepared, leaving one insular palace to be ensconced into another world surrounded by cut throat people whom she soon worked out she could’nt trust, they wanted everything from her, she was to be a symbol of purity and uphold the French people, how could she ever do this when she was clearly a creative,sensitive,feeling person who i sense desired autonomy and freedom to express herself but because of her sex and position was denied the right to do so.I can feel the rebellion, her own rebellion against the strict palace protocol and stiff treatment of expectation by older Madames, aides and women welling up inside her and like all teenagers she broke free by wearing extravagant clothing and partying with champagne, her husband ignored her so she flirted, she was ripe and womanly after all and all she wanted was to have fun,to break the monotony of the strict regime. A crowd would watch her wake up, officals would come in and in order of rank dress her, crowds attended breakfast,lunch and dinner it was considered an honour to watch the royal family eat, so the people at versaille would compete against each other for the pecking order to allow them to go.The royals were like rock stars with their groupies.I’m sure if marie had known of the true state of affairs in Paris and with the French people she would have created a solution these facts were kept from her and having been conditioned to royal life,the thought of running out of money would never have crossed their minds.As she matured as a mother and endured many losses she gained wisdom, her heart ached for her true love axel von fursen, whom she could’nt be with.Imagine beening married to someone whom your bound to by duty, more like a brother but being seperated sometimes for many years from the one who actually loves you back instead of the fake status feulled affairs she attracted from others, i feel her sorrow and all consuming thought for him, she was a passionate lady and her thoughts were not on anything else around her they were only of him, she in my mind was a scapegoat and her whole life a symbol when actually she was robbed not just of her life and dignity even though she managed to create her own dignity in the end, she was robbed of her feminity used as a womb for the next dauphine of France which as it turned out did’nt matter anyway, but robbed of being able to be with her one true love Axel von fursen, I hope they were reunited in spirit because love never dies, truth always wins through even when your being maligned,tortued,sacrificed and slandered

    May 26, 2014
  • Emilina

    We’re learning about Marie at school and she seems ok really and pretty decent. She never did much wrong. She was definitely wrongly accused and should have lived longer. I would have liked it if she had said let them eat cake! Imagine the looks on the 3rd estates’ faces! Oh well!

    June 01, 2014
  • why is she killed?

    January 16, 2015
  • Sasha

    poor Marie Antoinette, her life was so tragic.I feel so sorry for her.

    February 23, 2015
  • Nichole

    So sad R.I.P . :(. On the bright side this did help me with my work

    March 10, 2015
  • george

    During the lecture I feel pity for the woman faith,but at one point,some particular thing attract my attention,during the flight to Varennes.That “the king and queen had insisted that they travel with all needed comforts, so their coach was lumbering and slow. It required extra horses and changes and attracted attention”.What kind of thinking have those two idiots? I would say that this two people were indeed very far away from reality.This kind of thinking proves that a very serious dose of stupidity lay in both their heads.Perheaps they deserve to lose them?

    August 17, 2015
  • COLBYKING

    This is BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 30, 2015
  • sparkles15

    WOW!!!!!!!!!! AMAZINGINGLY FABOULUS RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!! thank you marie-antoinette.org. you guys and girls are not only very helpful but super helpful. thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!

    September 30, 2015
  • Sabrina

    I loved reading this website. I enjoyed the posts also. I do have one comment. MA was a spoiled rich child raised and and then ruled from confined casles. She would’ve been as clueless, as rich spoiled children of today, about money. Because of this, she would not understand as a headstrong immature child that she was the effects of her spending. Yes, in her day she would have been considered an adult but, as we well know, a 14 year olds brain is not finished development. Dispite the century she grew up in she was ill equipped to rule. A female of that erra was given a quite limited education, and because of the fact she was not expected at first to be a queen she was not given the tools one betrothed at a early age would have been. Most royalty are betrothed at an early age and are educated in what that role entails. It is my firm belief that she was as great of a queen as could be expected. Once she was in the french court she was inadequately educated an severly underprepared. MA was a pawn in a much bigger ploy of parent mach making to benefit their needs. Also, I would like to say as to her being her mothers favorite or not it is probably fair to say by her mothers large family that all her children are just tools to aquire and sustain the empire she was also born into. That’s not to say her mother had no love for her children just that parentage of the day was more hands off and use for the purpose of sustaining “good matches” to keep ones court holdings strong

    October 17, 2015
  • I’m using this for a school project idk why you would want to know and im the only omment that shows up for 2015 rn

    October 28, 2015

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