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    “Let them eat cake,” is part of a line that many assume was uttered by Marie Antoinette, Queen of France. This portrayal of Marie Antoinette is a far cry from the compassionate, humanitarian she preferred to be. Above all she wanted nothing more than to be a mother and had a fondness for children that no wicked queen could have. Pamphlets produced during her time as Dauphine and then as Queen has ultimately written her in a negative light, not at all the once beloved girl who had won the hearts…

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    In his beautiful speech, The Death of Marie Antoinette, Edmund Burke mourns the death of the Queen and the passing of an era in Europe. The Queen of France was put of trial before the Revolutionary Tribunal and guillotined in 1793 on counts of plotting against the Republic. Burke thought very highly of the dauphine, however he had a stronger opinion on what she represented. Edmund Burke saw the French Revolution as a violent rebellion against tradition and proper authority, not as movement…

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    about Marie Antoinette: she was a 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…

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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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    that typically gets glossed over is Marie Antoinette. She is often tossed aside as a two-dimensional character of history; the frivolous spendthrift who ruined the French economy, brought not only her ruin, but the ruin of her innocent husband, Louis XVI, and was the victim of the society around her. This is not true. Through the analysis of three biographies ranging over fifty years of historical study, it is the goal of this research to show how Marie Antoinette…

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    “Marie Antoinette was a person who liked people, and bore little resemblance to the cold villain portrayed by her protractors” . As an Austrian foreigner turned French Queen, she was one of the most attacked public figures in the history of France . Marie Antoinette was an innocent victim, despite public belief and conditions in France during her rule. Her marriage to Louis XVI was less than blissful, they were polar opposites and frustrated each other greatly. She was wrongly accused in…

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    strong country that had a strong military force but it’s biggest problem was the weak monarchy. The monarchs at the time were Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. She was an Austrian born queen of France, who was later overthrown and executed by guillotine. She was the daughter of the empress of Austria, Maria Theresa and Holy Roman Emperor, Francis I. Marie Antoinette had a hard childhood due to the many death and adversities that happened to her at a young age. She had obtained an education that…

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    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 prevalent historical…

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    Historians have long debated over Marie Antoinette the last Dauphin of France’s liability in the ignition of the French Revolution. The debate gyres around whether Marie Antoinette was responsible for the Revolution or as to whether there were other factors if not even more significant which contributed to the end of the Bourbon Dynasty. The following essay will be investigating the extent of Marie Antoinette’s liability within the French Revolution and identify as to whether the Dauphin was at…

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    Mary Antoinette “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche,” (Let them eat cake.) You might have heard of this phrase supposedly said by Marie Antoinette, but of course nobody knows for sure. She might have said this when the french had no bread, but cake was a big expense so she was making fun of them. What exactly made the French Revolution happen? Well Marie Antoinette was one of those people who really started the revolution, but i'm afraid on the bad side. Marie Antoinette was an Austrian princess who…

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