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Maria Theresa: the Habsburg empress revisited

Maria Theresa, by Jean-Étienne Liotard, 1762. On 26 February 2018, Tobias Heinrich (Kent) and Avi Lifschitz (Oxford) convened a study day at Queen’s College (Oxford) to mark the tercentenary of the birth of Maria Theresa, empress of the Habsburg...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 12 Apr 2018

Johan Zoffany – questions about his life

In one of our previous blogs we took a look at the famous painting by Johan Zoffany, ‘Colonel Mordaunt’s Cock Match’.  His name cropped again in our research so we thought we’d find out more about the man and his family and...
From: All Things Georgian on 6 Sep 2016

18th Century Fashion Rules: Colors and Cuts

Elisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun, Comtesse Marie Dubarry. 1789,  oil on canvas. Musée St.-Didie. A Letter from Marie Antoinette to her mother, Maria Theresa. 13 June 1776 "The same rule, applies to the head-dress for women of a certain...

Marie Antoinette's Mother Offers Tips on How to Behave in Public

"In France people behave in a very edifying way in church and generally in public... Stay on your knees as long as you can; that will be the best position to set an example. Do not allow yourself any grimaces which only look hypocritical: that is a reproach...

Habsburg maps of Kisolova and Frey Hermersdorf online

Thanks to an international co-operation between a number of archives, including the Austrian State Archives, historical maps of the Habsburg Empire are now available in both 2D and 3D as layers on top of current Google Earth maps. The maps are searchable,...
From: Magia Posthuma on 14 Oct 2014

Marie Antoinette Receives Advice from her Mother about Louis XV

“You are his Majesty's first subject; you owe him submission and obedience; you owe an example to the Court, to the courtiers, who execute the will of your master."Maria Theresa, 30 September 1771

16 May 1770: The Marriage of Marie Antoinette and Dauphin Louis Auguste of France

Above: Marie Antoinette, dauphine of France and, later, queen consort (left).The Palace of Versailles (right).On this day in history, 16 May 1770, the ceremonial wedding of Dauphin Louis Auguste of France and his fiance, Marie Antoinette (formerly Archduchess...
From: Conor Byrne on 16 May 2014

Notable Deaths... Charles II August, Duke of Zweibrücken

Charles II August, Duke of Zweibrücken (Düsseldorf, 29th October 1746 - Mannheim, 1st April 1795)My rakish Colonial gentleman is a great fan of marking 1st April with hilarious pranks and wheezes, but today's salon guest is a rather more serious...

The Dark Side of the Enlightenment

'The reading of any work of literature becomes richer and more intelligible when conducted against the background of the intellectual climate in which it was created, but for the period of the Enlightenment the historical "background" is often indispensable....
From: Magia Posthuma on 20 Oct 2013

On This Day... Death of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor

Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany (Francis Stephen; Lorraine, 8th December 1708 – 18th August 1765)After an interlude with a somewhat ambitious lady we are back in Austria for an audience with another Holy Roman Emperor, the founder...

A fashion update from Marie Antoinette [1776]

Elisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun, Comtesse Marie Dubarry. 1789, oil on canvas. Musée St.-Didie. A Letter from Marie Antoinette to her mother, Maria Theresa. 13 June 1776  "The same rule, applies to the head-dress for women of a certain age,...

Austria or Serbia?

Roxanne Hellman and Derek Hall's Vampire Legends and Myths published in a series of books about the supernatural in 2012 by Rosen Publishing is a very attractive book about vampires aimed at adolescent readers. It is attractive because of a variety...
From: Magia Posthuma on 27 Feb 2013

About her: Marie Antoinette

"[She] made jokes about those in whom she perceived anything ridiculous, without any ill intention, and purely through lightness of heart." Comte de Mercy I love this quote, pulled from Marie-Antoinette, Her Early Youth (1770-1774). The Comte...

At seven we play cards till nine

The ceremonial rituals of daily life at Versailles were demanding, thorough and incredibly important. The 2006 film Marie Antoinette did a nice job recreating these rituals in a glimpse, as a montage of the dauphine waking up, being dressed, and...

Mother Knows Best: Joseph's visit

"In a month you will see the Emperor, an interesting epoch for you. You know his kind heart and also his sagacity [wisdom]; from the former you have everything to expect; from the latter everything to gain. I hope that you will confide in him frankly…...

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