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Marie antonette`s imprisonment during the french revolution

March 23, 2016 | Author: | Posted in east european studies, history

Marie Antoinette : The Queen

Introduction

Marie Antoinette was the beautiful Queen of France who became a symbol for the wanton extravagance of the 18th century monarchy . During the French Revolution that began in 1789 , she was stripped of her riches and finery , imprisoned and beheaded by her own subjects

Marie Antoinette was born in 1755 at very apex of the European social pyramid . The Hapsburg house of Austria was the oldest royal house of Europe , and the young princess enjoyed the relaxed environment of the Schonbr ‘nn Palace and the indulgence [banner_entry_middle]

of tutors , her parents , brothers and sisters . The stories of Queen Marie Antoinette ‘s overindulgences later in life are hugely overstated . The truth is that at the height of France ‘s growing financial crisis , she reduced the royal HYPERLINK “http /www .lucidcafe .com /library /95nov /antoinette .html ” \t “_top household staff , eliminating many unnecessary positions that were based solely on privilege . It was in this process that she offended the nobles that balked at the financial reforms the government ministers tried to make (Fraser 2001 . In the end , the Royal couple became victims not only by elements of their personalities . They were also fatalities of the changing face of political and social ideology in the 18th and 19th centuries

Biography

Maria Antonia Josefa Joanna von Habsburg-Lothringen , otherwise known as Marie Antoinette , was a daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and his wife Empress Regnant Maria Theresa of Austria . She was born Her Royal Highness Archduchess Maria Antonia of Austria , Princess of Hungary , Bohemia and Tuscany . She married the crown prince of France in 1770 and became queen four years later when her husband was crowned King Louis XVI . Unfortunately , Louis was homely , awkward and hardly her heart ‘s desire . For seven years the young couple was unable to have sex Marie Antoinette was also bored . She missed the more relaxed environment and freedom of Vienna . In 1775 , however , Marie Antoinette ‘s first child Marie Therese Charlotte , was born . She then settled down and became a devoted wife and mother (wikipedia .org

Marie Antoinette was blamed for France ‘s financial problems . It is true that she enjoyed a lavish lifestyle , but Marie Antoinette became less extravagant as she matured . She tried to change her image by wearing simple gowns and posing for portraits with her children . However , her efforts had little effect on the unforgiving public who hated her Austrian blood and her former frivolous ways (royalty .nu . In 1789 a mob descended on the palace at HYPERLINK “http /www .chateauversailles .fr /en ” \t “_blank ” Versailles and demanded the royal family move to the Tuilerie palace inside Paris (Lever 2000 . From that point on the King and Queen were virtual prisoners . She was cruelly treated during her final days of captivity enduring separation from her adored children . On October 16 , 1793 , she was put to death without proof of the crimes for which she was accused She was only 37 years old

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