Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France

Standard Name: Marie-Antoinette,, Queen of France

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Characters Sarah Williams
This volume combines prose stories for children with a few poems suitable for adult readers.
Plumptre, Edward Hayes, and Sarah Williams. “Memoir”. Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse, Strahan, 1868, p. vii - xxxiii.
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E. H. Plumptre later quoted two entire poems from this book in his memoir of SW which was published...
Cultural formation Mary Robinson
Her early (though not quite so early as was thought before Alix Nathan 's research) and notorious love-affairs made her sexuality, luridly represented, an important element in her public persona. Many cartoons circulated which represented...
Education Mary McCarthy
Her time at at St Stephens and later at Annie Wright Episcopal Boarding Schoolwere marked by self discovery and intellectual growth, as she actively sought to broaden her horizons and challege her beliefs. She...
Family and Intimate relationships Grace Elliott
Apart from the prince (who was named in registering the birth and alluded to in the little girl's baptismal names, Georgina Augusta Frederica), possible fathers included Charles Wyndham (son of Lord Egremont), and Lord Cholmondeley
Family and Intimate relationships Grace Elliott
GE 's relationship with the duc d'Orléans is known to her readers only from her account of him in the days when he had moved on to other women and was increasingly showing a sympathy...
Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Mew
CM was very close to her younger sister Anne , her only living sibling not confined to an institution. Anne, who bore a striking resemblance to Marie Antoinette ,
Monro, Alida, and Charlotte Mew. “Charlotte Mew—A Memoir”. Collected Poems of Charlotte Mew, Gerald Duckworth, 1953, p. vii - xx.
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worked as a restorer and...
Family and Intimate relationships Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
In June 1918 EBO 's mother, who had been staying with her in England, began to be worn down by her status as enemy alien, and travelled back to Hungary. She was staying with a...
Family and Intimate relationships Honoré de Balzac
For many years HB was romantically linked to Madame de Berny , a god-daughter of Louis XVI and Marie-Antionette . He was devastated by her death in 1836.
Drabble, Margaret, editor. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford University Press, 1985.
Family and Intimate relationships Georgiana Chatterton
GC was born at the home of a maternal aunt, Margaret Pitt , wife of William Morton Pitt. A beautiful woman, Georgiana's aunt moved among the leading figures of her day. She spent time at...
Friends, Associates Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
Georgiana did not restrict herself to this circle. She made some eminent older friends in the world of literature and culture, like Mary Delany , Elizabeth Montagu , and Samuel Johnson . From 1777 she...
Friends, Associates Ellis Cornelia Knight
Wherever they went the Knights always met, and always admired, members of the relevant royal family. On a visit to the Palace of Versailles during their time in Paris, they were able to see Louis XVI
Intertextuality and Influence Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton
The pamphlet takes the form of a letter to an unnamed man. Along with the particular example of her husband, it attacks the government of England: but how could this country be anything but the...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Wollstonecraft
MW was replying to a number of authoritative male texts about the nature of women: by Burke (who in Reflections on the Revolution in France had glorified Marie-Antoinette and dismissed non-queenly femininity as animal), Rousseau
Intertextuality and Influence Jean Plaidy
The title of this last book, adapting from the drinking song about girls sung by Charles Surface in Richard Brinsley Sheridan 's The School for Scandal, suggests the attitude taken to the high-living behaviour...
Leisure and Society Sarah Scott
Sarah belonged to a number of libraries, both the circulating and the subscription variety. She seldom missed a new publication either in English or French. She was more critical of what she read than was...

Timeline

30 May 1771
A letter to the Gazetteer attributed all the faults of French absolutist government to the influence of madame Du Barry (1746-93, mistress to the former monarch Louis XV) and to Marie Antoinette .
17 December 1779
It was disapprovingly noted what immense sums of public money Marie-Antoinette was paying to her personal friend the comtesse de Polignac .
Around 1780
Large, broad-brimmed hats for women came into fashion, first in Paris, and then in London.
1 April 1789
Hester Lynch Piozzi (a propos reports about Marie Antoinette ) indignantly recorded what she presents as if it was her first encounter with lesbianism.
24 July 1789
Marie Antoinette wrote for her children's governess Instructions donnè à la marquise de Tourzel, which was later published among her letters.
5-6 October 1789
French market women marched on Versailles to demand that the king put an end to bread shortages and relocate to Paris, closer to his people.
1 November 1790
Edmund Burke published his Reflections on the Revolution in France and on the Proceedings in certain Societies in London relative to that event.
20-25 June 1791
Louis XVI fled with Marie-Antoinette and their family, intending to leave France and raise a counter-revolution; they were captured at Varennes near Vichy, and brought back to Paris.
22 August 1791
Marie-Antoinette wrote to her friend the princesse de Lamballe , persuading the princess to stay away from her for the sake of the safety of both of them.
September 1791
The Declaration of the Rights of Woman and Citizeness, dedicated to the Queen, by Olympe de Gouges (formerly Marie Gouze), was published.
April 1792
The Marseillaise was composed in France as a revolutionary song.
3 September 1792
Marie-Antoinette 's friend the princesse de Lamballe was guillotined, and her death manipulated to torture the queen as well as herself.
16 October 1793
Marie-Antoinette was guillotined.