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

englishsnow:

Versailles by Irene Suchocki

vivelareine:

19th century Marie Antoinette miniature
[source: Invaluable]

vivelareine:

19th century Marie Antoinette miniature

[source: Invaluable]

godsavethefrenchqueen:

There was a time

Then it all went wrong

Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola)
delphes:

George Blagden as Louis XIV on the set of Versailles from Jalil Lespert’s instagram

delphes:

George Blagden as Louis XIV on the set of Versailles from Jalil Lespert’s instagram

vivelareine:


May God watch over us! He has heavily laid his hand on this kingdom in a visible manner. Let us pray to him, my dear brother; he alone knows hearts, in him alone is our worthy hope. I have passed this Lent in asking him to look with pity upon us, and to arrange these matters in the family I love so much.
I have that so deeply at heart that I would consecrate my life to asking it on my two knees, if that would make me worthy of being heard. It is only God who can change our fate, make the vertigo of this nation (good at bottom) cease, and restore it to health and peace.
Adieu–what was it you asked me? how I pass my time? what are my occupations? whether I ride on horseback? whether I still go to Saint-Cyr? I scarcely dare for a whole year past to do my duties. I kiss you with all my heart.

—Madame Elisabeth to the comte d’Artois, 22 February 1792
[image: A portrait of Madame Elisabeth de France by  Adélaïde Labille-Guiard. credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art]

vivelareine:

May God watch over us! He has heavily laid his hand on this kingdom in a visible manner. Let us pray to him, my dear brother; he alone knows hearts, in him alone is our worthy hope. I have passed this Lent in asking him to look with pity upon us, and to arrange these matters in the family I love so much.

I have that so deeply at heart that I would consecrate my life to asking it on my two knees, if that would make me worthy of being heard. It is only God who can change our fate, make the vertigo of this nation (good at bottom) cease, and restore it to health and peace.

Adieu–what was it you asked me? how I pass my time? what are my occupations? whether I ride on horseback? whether I still go to Saint-Cyr? I scarcely dare for a whole year past to do my duties. I kiss you with all my heart.

—Madame Elisabeth to the comte d’Artois, 22 February 1792

[image: A portrait of Madame Elisabeth de France by  Adélaïde Labille-Guiard. credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art]

palace of versailles

"We’re gonna watch the sunrise. Don’t you want to see that?"

vivelareine:

Marie Thérèse Louise Savoie, the princesse de Lamballe, was murdered on September 3rd, 1792 during the violence of the September Massacres.
She was brought before a temporary tribunal, where she was asked to swear an oath to liberty and equality and to swear against Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. It is believed that she refused to swear the oath against the king and queen, as it was “not in her heart.” She was condemned, then released outside to a waiting crowd, were she was murdered.
The head of the princesse was then cut off and paraded on a pike outside the Temple Tower, in the hopes of forcing the imprisoned Marie Antoinette to look upon the decapitated head of her friend and favorite.

vivelareine:

Marie Thérèse Louise Savoie, the princesse de Lamballe, was murdered on September 3rd, 1792 during the violence of the September Massacres.

She was brought before a temporary tribunal, where she was asked to swear an oath to liberty and equality and to swear against Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. It is believed that she refused to swear the oath against the king and queen, as it was “not in her heart.” She was condemned, then released outside to a waiting crowd, were she was murdered.

The head of the princesse was then cut off and paraded on a pike outside the Temple Tower, in the hopes of forcing the imprisoned Marie Antoinette to look upon the decapitated head of her friend and favorite.

Marie Antoinette + kids

vivelareine:

Detail from a portrait of Marie Antoinette and her children by Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller. 1785.

vivelareine:

Detail from a portrait of Marie Antoinette and her children by Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller. 1785.

"Good night."

tiny-librarian:

Details of a 1776 almanac showing members of the French Royal Family.

Source

vivelareine:

An engraving of Marie Antoinette in widow’s mourning after the execution of Louis XVI, circa 1793.
[source: Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie]

vivelareine:

An engraving of Marie Antoinette in widow’s mourning after the execution of Louis XVI, circa 1793.

[source: Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie]