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Marie Antoinette
[ENG] Inspired by Marie Antoinette (1755 - 1793). Born an Archduchess of Austria, was Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774 and Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792. 
María Antonieta
[SPA] Inspirada en María Antonieta (1755-1793). Nacida archiduquesa de Austria, fue delfina de Francia (1770-1774) y reina consorte de Francia y de Navarra (1774-1792).
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Marie Antoinette

[ENG] Inspired by Marie Antoinette (1755 - 1793). Born an Archduchess of Austria, was Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774 and Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792. 

María Antonieta

[SPA] Inspirada en María Antonieta (1755-1793). Nacida archiduquesa de Austria, fue delfina de Francia (1770-1774) y reina consorte de Francia y de Navarra (1774-1792).

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I can still see .. .women from the Court astonished by the people who had been admitted near them, adorned and smiling at the change that permitted them to be seated in the presence of the Queen …
Her Majesty wanted two women, the youngest in the group, to give a report … I read, as best I could, two little resumes I had written. The Queen was so good as to come over to me, take me by the hand, encourage me, speak to me about my mother with such praise, about me with such goodness, about my condition (I gave birth the next day) with such interest that it broke my heart.

—Mme de Ménerville, on a meeting of the Maternal Charity that Marie Antoinette hosted in her rooms at the Tuileries Palace.
[translation: Marilyn Yalom, Blood Sisters: the French Revolution in Women’s Memory]

I can still see .. .women from the Court astonished by the people who had been admitted near them, adorned and smiling at the change that permitted them to be seated in the presence of the Queen …

Her Majesty wanted two women, the youngest in the group, to give a report … I read, as best I could, two little resumes I had written. The Queen was so good as to come over to me, take me by the hand, encourage me, speak to me about my mother with such praise, about me with such goodness, about my condition (I gave birth the next day) with such interest that it broke my heart.

—Mme de Ménerville, on a meeting of the Maternal Charity that Marie Antoinette hosted in her rooms at the Tuileries Palace.

[translation: Marilyn Yalom, Blood Sisters: the French Revolution in Women’s Memory]

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