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Let Me Eat Cake

Most historians agree that Queen Marie Antoinette, who had the bad luck to marry King Louis XVI, did not say, when asked about the plight of France’s starving underclass, “Let them eat cake.” 1,922 more words

Visiting Versailles in Winter

I have teased a couple of pictures from my trek out to Versaille and I thought it was finally time to dump a bunch of them on you. 753 more words


Book Review - Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund

In my opinion, Abundance is the definitive historical fiction novel on Marie Antoinette. I think she captures her perfectly as she is the one telling her own story. 329 more words

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Prato's Museo del Tessuto

Field trips are the best, add in traveling by train, a great friend (thank you Lesley) and a blissfully beautiful spring Friday and you’ve got near perfection. 641 more words

You can fix it with wine - Day Eight

Well today was a bit of a shocker but ended up ok. I managed to sleep longer than I wanted to but got ready quickly enough and we headed off. 750 more words

Travel With Liv

The Hunchback, the imprisoned Queen, and Mona Lisa - Day Five

Today was our first day actually visiting things. We headed off to our closest Metro station and made our way to Cité station. It was one change which we managed quite well. 616 more words

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REVIEW: A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green

Reading this story about refugees Vivienne and Henri, along with Armand, I felt like a piece of history was opened up for me. This story covered the French colony in Asylum, Pennsylvania that developed during the French revolution. 96 more words

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