Marie Antoinette Essay

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Marie Antoinette born November 2,1755 was married to Louis Xv. Shortly after in 1744 he died from smallpox disease. A young prince named louis-Auguste was going to take his place, making her the Queen of France. Marie Antoinette was a person they found as majestic and a visible woman and who was very outgoing. She bold who loved extravagant fashion and partying. Marie Antoinette had not managed to take the first step up this particular ladder of power but managed to be able to fulfil the request upon her people. The role designed for Marie Antoinette was intended to be more like that of the mistress, which is taking more advantage of unique advantages meaning she had to step up and make rules even if her fellow people did not like them.She also had personnel access to the …show more content…
On October 6 of that year, a crowd estimated at 10,000 gathered outside the Palace of Versailles and demanded that the king and queen be brought to Paris. Marie Antoinette and her lover, Count Axel von Fersen, the royal family attempted to escape France in June 1791, but they were captured and returned to Paris. Marie Antoinette wasnt a bad person, but she was certainly ignorant of her country's situations, She really had taken the interest in the infrastructure of france.The nation’s difficulties was not the young queens fault. In Eighteenth-century colonial wars–particularly the American Revolution, in which the French had intervened on behalf of the colonists which had created a tremendous debt for the French state. The role of queen didn't just mean overpowering everyone, it was a big responsibility to take on but she had managed to stay on her path and get what she had needed to get done. Marie Antoinette was a great queen most of all, may had a few bad times but overall france had a great outcome with her being the seat of a

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