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Book Review: Marie Antoinette's Darkest Days by Will Bashor

Marie Antoinette’s Darkest Days: Prisoner No. 280 in the Conciergerie by Will Bashor

This book is an in-depth account of the two and a half months Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, spent in the Conciergerie Prison before her trial and execution on October 16th, 1793. 400 more words

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Délicieux!

Although Jennifer Saunders didn’t actually mention the sitcom Let Them Eat Cake (1999) in her memoir Bonkers, reading it did inspire me to finally get around to buying this series on DVD, as part of my ongoing arm-chair exploration of the 18th Century. 433 more words

Rants About TV

FT Admits NWO Gatekeepers Heading for “Marie Antoinette Moment”

Combined with the recent attempt to demonize any and all alternative media on the internet as “fake news” and/or “Russian propaganda,” there can be no doubt that the very out-of-touch political elite that Münchau is writing about are not just stumbling toward their Marie Antoinette moment, but pole-vaulting toward it. 827 more words

Economic Report

La Culture de Marietta

via Daily Prompt: Culture

Gorge,
and “Let them cake!”
That was not
her biggest mistake.
The carousel of 1662
was something she never really knew. 139 more words

Poetry

Can the king do it? If so what he is waiting for?

At age 14 had Marie Antoinette entered into an arranged marriage with the heir to the French throne. She had been unable to conceive a child with her husband, who was merely a year older than her. 95 more words

Vanity, be thy downfall....."

Saw my friend Sue last week.  Her opening words to me were “ when I read some of the things you write or believe, I wonder why I like you!”  1,724 more words

Humour

Poppy Seed Festival Presents LADYCAKE

Inventive, outrageous, and entertaining

By Myron My

When you hear the quote, “Let them eat cake”, you can’t help but think of Marie Antoinette… 400 more words

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