Biographies & Memoirs

Illustrations

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The young Marie Antoinette.

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Versailles, viewed from one of the windows.

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The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.

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The royal chapel at Versailles where Marie Antoinette and the Dauphin Louis Auguste were married in May 1770.

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Marie Antoinette’s bedchamber at Versailles. She gave birth to her children on a special birthing bed placed in front of this fireplace.

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The ornate canopy of Marie Antoinette’s state bed at Versailles.

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The wall decoration in Marie Antoinette’s bedchamber at Versailles.

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The concealed door beside Marie Antoinette’s bed, through which she escaped the mob in October 1789.

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1787 portrait by Madame Vigée-Lebrun of Marie Antoinette with her children, which now hangs in its original place in the Queen’s apartments at Versailles.

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The Petit Trianon.

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The salon at Petit Trianon where Marie Antoinette entertained her friends.

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Marie Antoinette’s bedchamber at Petit Trianon.

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Marie Antoinette’s 1783 portrait by Madame Vigée-Lebrun hanging in Petit Trianon.

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The Conciergerie.

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Reconstruction of Marie Antoinette’s cell in the Conciergerie. She was actually lodged in the cell next door but this conveys just how grim her situation was.

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Memorial to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, basilica Saint Denis, Paris.

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Memorial to Louis XVI, Basilica Saint Denis, Paris. The couple were ceremoniously reinterred there on the anniversary of the King’s execution.

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Slab marking Marie Antoinette’s burial place in the crypt of the Basilica Saint Denis in Paris.

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Memorial to the ‘first’ Dauphin, Louis Joseph who died in June 1789.

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Memorial to Louis XVII, who died in June 1795. The boy’s embalmed heart was interred close to his parents in 2004.

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Exterior of the Chapelle Expiatore, Paris.

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Interior of the Chapelle Expiatore, Paris.

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Louis XVI Called to Immortality, Sustained by an Angel, Francois Bosio, Chapelle Expiatoire, Paris.

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Marie Antoinette supported by Religion, Jean Pierre Cortot in the Chapelle Expiatore, Paris.

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