Louis XVII of France

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    INTRODUCTION This paper is about Marie Antoinette being au courant. Marie Antoinette, a former princess of Austria who was transformed into an extravagant French queen. Her destiny was to marry Louis-Auguste at the age of fourteen after which she ruled France and learned to fashion herself; thus, spending too much. However, she never troubled to ask or wonder who was paying for the luxuries she took for granted. She was a scapegoat. People blamed her for being extravagant, and yes she was. This paper’s goal is to prove that Marie Antoinette was not ignorant about France’s economic status. It did not mean that because she was extravagant, spending most of her time in lavish parties, and buying expensive jewelries and clothes, she was unaware…

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    queen in France who didn’t care about the good of her people, and when told they had no bread and were starving, responded with, “Let them eat cake.” Despite the arguments given, this idea is completely false. Marie Antoinette never said those words, nor was she the villain many believe her to be. In fact, she was just a victim of horrible gossip that got her death by guillotine. Her story is indeed a sad one. “Let them eat cake” - the statement Marie Antoinette was most known for, and the…

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    Let them eat cake. This short, yet powerful statement, is attributed to the French monarch, Marie Antoinette, and she can be seen saying it in the 2006 movie titled Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola. The movie follows the life of the young queen after she arrives from Austria and is thrust into a lavish life as the new Dauphine of France. However, much like the powerful statement of ‘let them eat cake’, which is falsely attributed to Antoinette, many points of this movie fell short of any…

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    MARIE ANTOINETTE'S LEGACY: Being mistreated, never really loved, verbally abused… this was Marie Antoinette 's daily life. Marie was constantly verbally abused by none other than her mother Maria Teresa, she would constantly be chastised whether it be due to her unconsummated marriage or because of her “incompetence” as she would say. Marie was mistreated all throughout her life even as the Louie’s bewedded, mostly by king Louie the 15 body wise. To top it all off Marie was…

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    wheat, and lastly a major debt problem. France’s debt was accumulated from the Seven Year’s War, the American Revolution, and lastly the construction of Versailles by Louis XIV. A wheat shortage led to the issue when the lack of supply of wheat drove wheat prices to inflated levels. This caused the middle class to seek a constitutional monarch. The deputies of the Third Estate, who represent commoners and the lower clergy, met on an indoor tennis court, in dissent of King Louis XVI’s order to…

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    During the 19th century, France had a wide variety of government types - four dictatorships, two constitutional monarchies, two empires, and three republics. The French government was very unreliable and ever-changing. Directly after the French Revolution, a two house legislative body formed. This expanded power to the bourgeois. However, later power was returned solely to kings. After two kings, Louis XVII and Charles X, both of who were very disliked, power was transferred to Louis Philippe.…

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    French revolution begin on 1798 till 1799. The most obvious reasons for the revolution is the heavy taxes that the French regime made the poor people pay it (As France was heavily in debt at this era) and the authority of the church and the aristocracy. The revolution main demands were equity, justice and change monarchy with republic system. The revolution had went into wrong hands like the Robespierre and Jacobins that caused a lot of terror and blood. This era had ended by the rise of…

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    The Life and Times of Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France. Remembered for her dysfunctional marriage, ridiculous hairstyles, remarkable beauty by the times standard, and lavish spending habits she is attributed to causing the resent that started the French Revolution and labeled her ‘Madame Deficit’. Marie Antoinette is infamous from France to our own Canada, one of history 's most well known and controversial women. Marie Antoinette was born Maria Antonia Josepha…

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    Classical and Enlightened Absolutism in France Comparison The motherland of absolutism in Europe of the 17th century is considered to be France. The absolute monarchy spread the idea of the state as a public good, a sovereign legal person. There was no longer a place for patrimonial ideas, the state as the property of the ruler. In the days of Richelieu, the first minister of king Louis XIII,(1585 -1642) and especially Louis XIV (1643-1715), the absolute monarchy attained the bloom. The views…

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    and moral principles as well as music, embroidery, painting, and tapestry. Marie 's reading and writing skills were poor and she did not study academic subjects. She spent most of her time at the Schonbrunn Palace. This part of the palace was off limits to the rest of the court. Marie Antionette had a carefree life when she was younger but as she gets older her life changes; she marries at a young age, becomes queen of France,…

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