Monday, October 03, 2005

The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette

I haven't read this book yet, but I intend to. Looks great.

The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette.

Carolly Erickson is a noted historical biographer, so it should be a great read.

Check it out here:


Blogger Tess said...

Hmm, well, the people on the rather left-leaning French Rev list have a decidely different opinion *g*.

I have to admit, she does frustrate me - she was smarter than a lot of people gave her credit for, yet she didn't really use her brains as much as she could've.

But, I will give her this - she died with dignity in the most horrible of circumstances.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Melissa Marsh said...

Interesting, Tess. I guess we'll have to read it and judge for ourselves! ;-) I think Marie was a lot smarter than she let on, as well. Unfortunate.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Tess said...

Yep. Unfortunate indeed. She and Louis were both brought up to think of themselves having Divine Right, yet the Enlightenment gave them lots of differing opinions they could have worked with. Yet they chose to ignore the new ideas and clung stubbornly to an old way of thinking. A shame, as MA was smart enough to have become a power behind the throne in a Constitutional Monarchy.

10:17 AM  

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