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oh, marie antoinette!
A blog honouring everyone's favourite decadent Queen.

"As your brother, I have to lecture you about your constant gambling and choice of friends…"

vivelareine:


It is at the same time amazing and wonderful to be so well received two months after the riots and in spite of the high price of bread which unfortunately continues … It is certain that when people who are suffering treat us so well, we are even more obligated to work for their happiness.

—Marie Antoinette, June 1775, after a spike in the cost of bread led to hunger and rioting shortly before the coronation of Louis XVI.

We will have very few fetes, even though they will celebrate both the birth and [Madame Clotilde’s] marriage. Money will be saved; but, far more essential, a good example will be set for the people who have suffered so much from the high cost of bread. Luckily hope is returning; the wheat fields look very good, and bread is sure to be cheaper once the crop is in.

—Marie Antoinette, July 1775, writing in regards to the limitation of court spending on celebrations of the upcoming birth of the comtesse d’Artois and marriage of Louis XVI’s sister, Clotilde.
[translation: Olivier Bernier, Secrets of Marie Antoinette]

vivelareine:

It is at the same time amazing and wonderful to be so well received two months after the riots and in spite of the high price of bread which unfortunately continues … It is certain that when people who are suffering treat us so well, we are even more obligated to work for their happiness.

—Marie Antoinette, June 1775, after a spike in the cost of bread led to hunger and rioting shortly before the coronation of Louis XVI.

We will have very few fetes, even though they will celebrate both the birth and [Madame Clotilde’s] marriage. Money will be saved; but, far more essential, a good example will be set for the people who have suffered so much from the high cost of bread. Luckily hope is returning; the wheat fields look very good, and bread is sure to be cheaper once the crop is in.

—Marie Antoinette, July 1775, writing in regards to the limitation of court spending on celebrations of the upcoming birth of the comtesse d’Artois and marriage of Louis XVI’s sister, Clotilde.

[translation: Olivier Bernier, Secrets of Marie Antoinette]

vivelareine:

On October 19th, 1851, Marie Thérèse of France—the only child of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette to survive the revolution—died at the age of 72, possibly from pneumonia.

She died only three days after the anniversary of her mother’s execution; in her last hours she was surrounded by her family, religious counsel, and the relics of her parents and aunt Elisabeth; all were executed during her youth.

In her last will and testament she wrote: "I pray God to shower down his blessings upon France—France, that I have never ceased to love even under my bitterest afflictions."

tiny-librarian:

Marie Antoinette’s prayer book, with the inscription she wrote in it just a few hours before she was taken to the guillotine.

"My God, have pity on me! My eyes have no more tears to cry for you my poor children; adieu! adieu!"

mmeguillotine:

Tucked away on the Rue Pasquier in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, there is a small park that holds a precious secret – an exquisite little chapel behind a high wall that serves as a memorial to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

vivelareine:


She had been told not to wear her mourning, because it might excite the people and make them insult her; but we in the prison thought the real reason was that it was feared her position as the King’s widow might excite interest.

—the narrative of Rosalie Lamorlière

vivelareine:

She had been told not to wear her mourning, because it might excite the people and make them insult her; but we in the prison thought the real reason was that it was feared her position as the King’s widow might excite interest.

—the narrative of Rosalie Lamorlière

Letting everyone down would be my greatest unhappiness.

pinerosolanno:

 Marie Antoinette

lunalovelight:

                “There is nothing new except what has been forgotten”.

lunalovelight:

                “There is nothing new except what has been forgotten”.

Where will I be if there’s a rupture between our two families? Am I to be Austrian or the Dauphine of France? You must be both.

viviensleigh:

Marie Antoinette (1938)

englishsnow:

oana befort || Versailles 

tiny-librarian:

"O God! Campan, where is the king ? I must go to him. My place is by his side! Where is the king?" 
" Here I am, Marie, here I am" cried the king, who just then entered and saw the eager, anxious face of his wife. "I hurried to save our most costly possessions!" 
He laid the dauphin, only half awake, and lying on his breast, in the arms which Marie Antoinette extended to him, and then led her little daughter to her, who had been brought in by Madame Tourzel.
Marie Antoinette and her son, An Historical Novel - Luise Muhlbach

tiny-librarian:

"O God! Campan, where is the king ? I must go to him. My place is by his side! Where is the king?"

" Here I am, Marie, here I am" cried the king, who just then entered and saw the eager, anxious face of his wife. "I hurried to save our most costly possessions!"

He laid the dauphin, only half awake, and lying on his breast, in the arms which Marie Antoinette extended to him, and then led her little daughter to her, who had been brought in by Madame Tourzel.

Marie Antoinette and her son, An Historical Novel - Luise Muhlbach

queenrhaenyra:

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