Marie Antoinette

The Year of Marie Antoinette – The exhumation of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI’s bodies

“On the 18th of January 1815, the commissioners appointed by the king (Louis XVIII) to search for the sacred remains of their late majesties Louis XVI and the Queen Marie Antoinette, arrived, at eight o’clock in the morning, at the ancient cemetery of the Madeleine on the rue d’Anjou” Following King Louis XVI’s execution on [read more]

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Maria Theresa of Austria – ‘No equal amongst the sovereigns of this century’ (Part five)

Read part four here. Marie-Antoinette was receiving a crash course in basically everything she needed to know as Queen of France, but she continued to be “unruly” and “tomboyish”, much to her mother’s horror. However, we cannot forget that she was still only 15 years old. On 19 January 1770, Marie Antoinette married the Dauphin [read more]