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Always She Will Be Present in My Memory and I Shall Never Cease to Bewail Her

I just do not know what to do about Marie Antoinette.

Yes, I realize that there isn’t, strictly speaking, anything to be done about her at this point – our decision-tree was pruned dramatically when she was guillotined. 746 more words

History

Case Study #4: Mary | Queen of Scots

To kick off the first case study for 2015 in style, Case Study #4 will focus around Mary, Queen of Scots, who was most famously known for attempting and also plotting to kill Queen Elizabeth I. 6,050 more words

Scotland

Book Reviews

Marie Antoinette: the journey

by: Antonia Fraser

This book covers the life of Marie Antoinette from her birth to her death. With over 500 pages, Antonia delves in to all aspects of her life and character. 435 more words

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser

(Cover picture courtesy of Goodreads.)

France’s beleaguered queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous ‘Let them eat cake,’ was the subject of ridicule and curiosity even before her death; she has since been the object of debate and speculation and the fascination so often accorded tragic figures in history.

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She Wolves And The Warrior Queens Book Reviews

Women, we have been told, are supposed to be meek, mild and subservient to the men in their lives. But what happens when a woman becomes a ruler in her own right? 274 more words

Books

Marie Antoinette: a biography

It’s weird reading biographies. There can be no great surprises, really; you do already know the ending after all. And in the case of Marie Antoinette, I know the outlines of her life so well that I was curious to see how Fraser shaped the events, rather than finding them out – especially of the last half of her life. 382 more words

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