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resonatingthoughts1:

" I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long." -  Marie Antoinette 

Those darn Tumblr fairies, replacing my source and caption with another in a reblog! So mischievous.
vivelareine: 




I’ve always wondered about this engraving of Marie Antoinette being taken to the scaffold that depicts the queen with a veil on her head… earlier this week I was reading up on revolutionary pamphlets about the queen’s execution, and I think I found a potential source for the veil:
There are a few revolutionary publications that claim Marie Antoinette, being denied a carriage, requested a ‘veil to place over her head to hide herself from the people’s anger.’ It may be that the artist read one of these publications and misunderstood, or heard the details wrong through the grapevine.”

resonatingthoughts1:

" I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long." -  Marie Antoinette 

Those darn Tumblr fairies, replacing my source and caption with another in a reblog! So mischievous.

vivelareine:

I’ve always wondered about this engraving of Marie Antoinette being taken to the scaffold that depicts the queen with a veil on her head… earlier this week I was reading up on revolutionary pamphlets about the queen’s execution, and I think I found a potential source for the veil:

There are a few revolutionary publications that claim Marie Antoinette, being denied a carriage, requested a ‘veil to place over her head to hide herself from the people’s anger.’ It may be that the artist read one of these publications and misunderstood, or heard the details wrong through the grapevine.”

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tiny-librarian:

Still from Marie Antoinette, showing Norma Shearer’s Antoinette with Madame de Lerchenfeld (Feldy) played by Cecil Cunningham.
Lerchenfeld was a governess to several of Maria Theresa’s children, including Marie Antoinette. She died in 1769, the year before Antoinette would leave Austria to marry Louis XVI.
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tiny-librarian:

Still from Marie Antoinette, showing Norma Shearer’s Antoinette with Madame de Lerchenfeld (Feldy) played by Cecil Cunningham.

Lerchenfeld was a governess to several of Maria Theresa’s children, including Marie Antoinette. She died in 1769, the year before Antoinette would leave Austria to marry Louis XVI.

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Anonymous asked: What's the movie the stills come from in the last two posts?

They were from L’Autrichienne and La revolution Francaise

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lifeisyetfair:

vivelareine:

A letter written by Louis Francois de Busne in his own defense after he was denounced to the Revolutionary Tribunal for giving Marie Antoinette a glass of water during her trial, holding out his arm for her when she was unable to see inside the Conciergerie, and supposedly taking off his hat in her presence.

Did his defense work? What happened to him?

He was arrested but released, and he lived until at least 1816; there is an existing letter between him and Marie Antoinette’s daughter dated that year.

lifeisyetfair:

vivelareine:

A letter written by Louis Francois de Busne in his own defense after he was denounced to the Revolutionary Tribunal for giving Marie Antoinette a glass of water during her trial, holding out his arm for her when she was unable to see inside the Conciergerie, and supposedly taking off his hat in her presence.

Did his defense work? What happened to him?

He was arrested but released, and he lived until at least 1816; there is an existing letter between him and Marie Antoinette’s daughter dated that year.

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I’ve always wondered about this engraving of Marie Antoinette being taken to the scaffold that depicts the queen with a veil on her head… earlier this week I was reading up on revolutionary pamphlets about the queen’s execution, and I think I found a potential source for the veil:
There are a few revolutionary publications that claim Marie Antoinette, being denied a carriage, requested a ‘veil to place over her head to hide herself from the people’s anger.’ It may be that the artist read one of these publications and misunderstood, or heard the details wrong through the grapevine.

I’ve always wondered about this engraving of Marie Antoinette being taken to the scaffold that depicts the queen with a veil on her head… earlier this week I was reading up on revolutionary pamphlets about the queen’s execution, and I think I found a potential source for the veil:

There are a few revolutionary publications that claim Marie Antoinette, being denied a carriage, requested a ‘veil to place over her head to hide herself from the people’s anger.’ It may be that the artist read one of these publications and misunderstood, or heard the details wrong through the grapevine.

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