postcards-from-paris replied to your post: since people are on the subject
I am SO glad you addressed this!!! Literally just yesterday in my Western civilization class my professor was describing her saying all this bad stuff and he finished it up by saying that she said that and I basically told him of saying Louis XIV’s wife said that and the whole class was like oh so he was wrong…? It felt so good to have proved a history professor wrong ;)
I find it so sad that a history professor would teach that she said it!
lie-love-laugh said: Yes, it was the cruel Madame du Barry, who said this sentence “Let them eat broiche.” Du Barry who lived in debt of the King Louis XV.
It wasn’t Madame du Barry either—she, like Marie Antoinette, has gotten a bad reputation of being cruel or otherwise mean-spirited, but she was actually quite charitable, especially after she retired to her own estates once Louis XVI was on the throne and she was no longer welcome at court.