Pages tagged with Marie Antoinette

"Let them eat cake." Those have apparently been the words of Marie Antoinette, royalty of France, when told that there was no more bread in her kingdom for the people to eat.
A review of the 2006 movie Marie Antoinette written and directed by Sofia Coppola
Versailles is a great place to visit when you are in Paris. You must check out the Chateau of Versailles. The building of the chateau was started in 1623.
Our knowledge of history, and how we view some of the people who have figured in it is frequently coloured by lies, often deliberately spread in order to influence events, or our recollection of them. In this article I want to put the record straight on three such harmful myths.
The Affair of The Diamond Necklace caused a sensation in pre revolutionary France. The Queen, Marie Antoinette, was unjustly pilloried over this scandal. Beware of the power of the lie.
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