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I was wondering if you could publish in full, or point me to where I could find the full version, of the pamphlet The Royal Bordello, which you posted an excerpt of on August 6 2011?
The full pamphlet can be found in The Wicked Queen by Chantal Thomas.
 

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Who is the artist?
When I watched Marie Antoinette 2006, I saw in the credits that Madame Elisabeth was played by someone. May I know if what scene did that Madame Elisabeth was shown? Thank you!
You know, I’m not sure! Does anyone know if there are screencaps of this actress in the film? And is she meant to be Madame Elisabeth or just a random Elisabeth? The face that came up when I googled her name looked familiar, but I couldn’t place it in the movie…

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Anonymous asked you:
A bit of a strange questions :) I was wondering if you could post the contents page from the book ‘From Marie Antoinette’s Garden’ by Elisabeth de Feydeu. Thank you very much :)

Sure! Its: forward, introduction, the petit trianon: marie antoinette’s private domain, the french garden, the belvedere, the english garden, the wood of solitutde, the queen’s hamlet, the temple of love, lines on the garden of the trianon, descriptive inventory …, and then bibliography+index.

Anonymous asked you:
I am keen to read some fictional books (for adults) about Marie Antoinette, and was wondering which books you would recommend? I am particularly interested in her life at Versailles. Thank you :)

My favorite Marie Antoientte fiction stand-bys are Farewell, My Queen by Chantal Thomas and Versailles by Kathryn Davis. Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund is also good, as is Elena Maria Vidal’s Trianon and Madame Royale. Jean Plaidy/Victoria Holt’s books—Flaunting Extravagant Queen and The Queen’s Confessions--are also worth a look. If you’re looking for a trilogy, the Juliet Grey Marie Antoinette trilogy releases its final installment this month!

Anonymous asked you:
Hello, I just wanted to let you know how much I love your blog! I discovered it at the beginning of last year, and have been an avid follower since. When I first discovered your blog I went through all your posts. I am going going through all your posts again, and am discovering so much - things I had forgotten since the first time and things that I now under the significance of since I know a little more. Thank you for creating such a visually stunning and fascinating blog.

Thank you very much! I really appreciate your comment and I appreciate that you have been following and enjoying! :)

Anonymous asked you:
I was wondering if the memoirs of the Prince de Ligne are available anywhere online to read?

There’s an English translation available on archive.org!

Anonymous asked you:
How did the princess Lamballe die?

**VIOLENCE WARNING**

There is a lot of mystery surrounding the exact details of her death. Varying recollections from witnesses combined with conjecture from people who weren’t there make for a rather muddled history. The story of her death tends to be embellished to make it even more or less horrifying, depending on the author. In some accounts, she is “mercifully” killed with one blow to the head, while in others (I believe Fersen’s, although he was not there and was going off stories himself) she was revived again and again to keep her suffering extended.

We can surmise a few things, however. A guard working at the Temple who wrote about that night reported that the crowd brought, along with her head, her “naked trunk slit open to the breast,” and that one man was holding her intestines. He also saw her chemise, soaked in blood and “slime” being held up. This would suggest that she was dealt blows to her body, which was mutilated in at least one way, although whether or not she was alive during this violation is not known. There is also confusion about whether or not body was brought to officials the next day along with the items found in her clothing. According to Glory and Terror, the body was brought back and buried with the head—but according to other accounts, like Georges Bertin’s biography, the ultimate fate of her body is unknown.

Anonymous asked you:
How do you colorize gifs?

I use Photoshop to seperate the gif into frames and color each frame as I would a regular black and white picture. With the exception that, at least for the gifs I’ve colored so far, I use a solid color for the background because it would otherwise add a lot of time to the project.

Anonymous asked you:
Do you know if there’s alink to be able to watch ‘Marie Antoinette - la véritable histoire’ online?

Unfortunately not, sorry!

Anonymous asked you:
Sorry this is asking a question about a very old post! On January 24, 2010 you posted an image of one of Robert Carsen models for the scenography of the exhibition Marie-Antoinette at Grand Palais. I was wondering where you got this image from? Also, is there a photo of what this actually looked like in the exhibition - a photo of the real thing? Thank you :)

It was likely a scan from the Grand Palais exhibition album! Here’s a photo of the real set-up. https://sites.google.com/site/unerusseaparis/Marie-Antoinette-expo-1.jpg

Anonymous asked you:
Hello, I’m looking to a response you posted to one of my questions, but can’t find it under the tag ‘messages’. I was wondering if there are any other tags you use for posts where you respond to readers questions?

Hello! If it’s not under that tag, I may have mis-tagged the post or forgotten to tag it at all!

Anonymous asked you:
Is your posts all about Marie Antoinette. Can you do post about any historical time like during the 16 century Medievil and renissance.

Hi! Since blog is dedicated to Marie Antoinette, her contemporaries, and life and times, I don’t really post about other historical time periods unless they in some way relate to Marie Antoinette.

Anonymous asked you:
Hello! First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your Blog! It is very inspiring. I was wondering if you know what was Louis XVI’s relation with the Petit Trianon? I know that he was the one to give it to MA, but I wanted to know if he ever spent some days there, if he was allowed to sleep there? Did the Etiquette allowed him to do so? On another note, I see that you get a lot of Petit Trianon questions. Perhaps you should consider writing a book about it! (: Heloise

Hello! Thank you! Louis XVI did spend time at the Petit Trianon with Marie Antoinette, his family, and whomever the queen chose to invite. He did have a room at the chateau, although I’m not certain if he ever slept there himself!

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