Maria Christina of Austria

The Year of Marie Antoinette – Marie Antoinette & her sister Maria Christina (Part two)

Read part one here. Maria Christina and her sister would not see each other for quite some time, but there was no love lost. Maria Christina and her husband focused on creating a cultural court, and they also began collecting art. Unfortunately, although they had been promised the governorship of the Austrian Netherlands, they had [read more]

Elisabeth of France (1764 - 1794)

The Year of Marie Antoinette – Marie Antoinette & Madame Elisabeth (Part three)

Read part two here. On 2 August 1793, Marie Antoinette was removed from the Temple to the horror of Elisabeth and Marie-Thérèse. They cried themselves to sleep for weeks. They were searched almost every day but were left alone otherwise. Marie Antoinette wrote a last letter to Elisabeth before her execution, but the letter never [read more]