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Marie Antoinette: Dauphins and Dentistry

I'm delighted to be visiting my esteemed publisher, Pen & Sword, to tell the story of the making of Marie Antoinette, From hairdressers to dauphins to haberdashers, dauphins to dentistry, don't miss this glimpse into the creation of a queen!Click...

Seven Charges made against Marie Antoinette

Many people use Yahoo Questions and sometimes some pretty funny ones will pop up during searches. I stumbled on my amazingly relevant Yahoo Question of the Day recently, "What was the deal with Marie Antoinette?"So the asking party really was wondering...

Versailles: a Bedroom of style

Photo tour!The Queen's bedroom at Versailles saw its fair share of lady occupants. The style of the furnishings rotated with the fashions, which were kept up for the ladies, naturally.  They could update the decor and commission works for the rooms...

A likeness of Grace Dalrymple Elliott by Thomas Rowlandson

For a woman who was noted as such a beauty, it has always frustrated us that there are not more surviving portraits and drawings of our ‘infamous mistress’, Grace Dalrymple Elliott. There is a miniature by Cosway, painted around the time of...
From: All Things Georgian on 19 Mar 2019

It's a Royal Wedding Weekend!

As we gear up for a Royal Wedding, I thought it would be a great time to take a look at all the fun festivities at royal weddings in 18th century France!PS- Feel free to go into princess / prince-mode this week!Read more »

18th Century Royal Wedding Ceremony: Marie Antoinette

I found this excellent account of the wedding ceremony between Marie Antoinette and her Louis (soon to be King Louis XVI!) This is not about the festivities, which are no doubt fun, but the actual ceremony that took place.Read more »

Marie Antoinette visits the Louvre

 Anonymous, Portrait of Marie Antoinette. Miniature, cloth. Musée du Louvre. How do you browse an art gallery? Here is a little account of Marie Antoinette visiting the Louvre.... Read more »

Getting into Marie Antoinette’s Head: Will Bashor on Writing Popular History

Most professional historians have at least an interest in popular history and at most a complete obsession with crafting narratives capable of transporting the reader through time and space. We interviewed Will Bashor in order to get a...
From: Age of Revolutions on 3 Apr 2017

Prince of Wales, the Duke of Orleans, and Friendship

We are delighted to once again welcome to our blog the lovely Geri Walton, blogger and now author. Geri, like us, has long been interested in history and fascinated by the stories of people from the 1700 and 1800s. This led her to achieve a degree in...
From: All Things Georgian on 25 Oct 2016

Queens of Drag

It's no secret that I'm a fan of RuPaul's Drag race ever since it graced my television...however many seasons ago. The current season, for those who don't religiously watch, is their second All-Star Season, which means there's some quality queens competing...

How Tall Was Marie Antoinette?

Joseph Ducreux After French, 1735-1802, Marie Antoinette as a Young Girl. Dates not recorded, oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. How tall was Marie Antoinette? Read more »

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 Secret Letters, Illegitimate Children, and DNA Testing

Vigee-Lebrun, Elisabeth-Louise. Marie Antoinette, Queen of France and her children. 1787 Oil on canvas. Versailles. Widely discussed, researched, and studied over a 200 year period, Marie Antoinette's story is fascinating and sad: victims of a violent...

18th century shoes

Richd. Roberts, shoe & boot maker, next door to the oil shop in Ship and Anchor Court, facing the Coach Stand Temple Bar. Makes shoes & boots in the most genteel & neatest manner. Courtesy of Lewis Walpole LibraryEveryone loves stylish shoes...
From: All Things Georgian on 15 Dec 2015

Itching and scratching: 18th Century Flea Traps

A Girl in a Kitchen (La chercheuse de puce) by Nicolas Lancret (c) The Wallace Collection; Supplied by The Public Catalogue FoundationWomen Bathing by Nicolas Lancret (c) The Wallace Collection; Supplied by The Public Catalogue FoundationSo, you are a...
From: All Things Georgian on 8 Dec 2015

120 Objects From the Life of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI

Attributed to Jean-Babtiste Andre Gautier D'Agoty, Marie-Antoinette in front of the Temple of Love, oil on canvas. 41 x 33cm. Christies. Well I am totally shocked to learn one of my favorite portraits of Marie Antoinette is up for grabs today, and sadly...

The Birthday of Marie Antoinette

Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna (Vienna, Austria, 2nd November 1755 - Paris, France, 16th October 1793) On this day in 1755, Marie Antoinette was born. The late queen crops up many times in my forthcoming book, Life in the Georgian Court and I...

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