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How on earth was I not aware that a translation of Simone Bertière’s book about Marie Antoinette was published in English months ago?! Apparently it’s only being distributed outside the States right now, but still I should have known this!

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here’s the amazon link by the way. (I think it’s out of stock right now but more should be on their way, if you are so inclined!)

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carolathhabsburg:

A rare candid image of Archduchess MAria Theresa of Austria Teschen (neé princess of Tuscany), pregnant of her son, Archduke Leo Karl. 1893.
Maria Theresa was spouse of Archduke Karl Stephan, brother of Queen Regent Maria Christina of Austria and Queen Maria Theresia of Bavaria. And also, was daughter of Princess Maria Inmakulata Bourbon two Sicilies, daughter of king Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies

carolathhabsburg:

A rare candid image of Archduchess MAria Theresa of Austria Teschen (neé princess of Tuscany), pregnant of her son, Archduke Leo Karl. 1893.

Maria Theresa was spouse of Archduke Karl Stephan, brother of Queen Regent Maria Christina of Austria and Queen Maria Theresia of Bavaria. And also, was daughter of Princess Maria Inmakulata Bourbon two Sicilies, daughter of king Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies

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I will not attempt to describe my feelings at setting foot on the soil of France, from which I had been absent twelve years. I was stirred by terror, grief and joy in turn. I mourned the friends who had died on the scaffold; but I was to see those again who still lived. This France, that I was entering once more, had been the scene of horrible crimes. But this France was my country!

—the memoirs of Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun
[image: detail from Self-portrait with a straw hat by Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun]

I will not attempt to describe my feelings at setting foot on the soil of France, from which I had been absent twelve years. I was stirred by terror, grief and joy in turn. I mourned the friends who had died on the scaffold; but I was to see those again who still lived. This France, that I was entering once more, had been the scene of horrible crimes. But this France was my country!

—the memoirs of Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun

[image: detail from Self-portrait with a straw hat by Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun]

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