Titillating Tidbits About 18th Century France
Jewelry Cabinet This jewelry armoire was designed for Marie Antoinette by the cabinet maker Jean-Ferdinand Schwerdfeger and decorated with bronze wo…
Maximilien Robespierre | He was the “incorruptible” who orchestrated the Great Terror.
Maximilien de Robespierre (1758-1794) was the mastermind of the Reign of Terror (1793-1794), the dark side of the French Revolution that perverted its high ideals of democracy with fanaticism and cruelty. Only Robespierre’s own beheading ended the slaughter. A man of stern virtue and morality, he was a small town lawyer who made his name at the opening of the revolution but turned radical with the pressures of power. His early enlightened views were eclipsed by his fanaticism as he was…
14,000 Images of the French Revolution Released Online
The French Revolution Digital Archive, a partnership between Stanford University and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, was announced this week with some 14,000 high-resolution images.
Marie Antoinette As A Hog-Chewing Harpy And More Freaky Pics From The French Revolution
The newly launched French Revolution Digital Archive has over 14,000 images available to the public. Get ready for a truly bizarre ride.
The Death of the Lost King of France
Louis Charles (the second son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette) had followed his parents when they were taken from Versailles to Paris by an angry mob in October 1789. When Louis XVI was executed on January 21, 1793, Louis Charles had become King Louis XVII automatically. At this time he was just eight years old. So far the little boy had stayed from his mother and his aunt but this was to change. Louis Charles in 1792 On July 3, 1793 Louis Charles was suddenly removed from his mother and…
Top 5 Marie Antoinette Scandals
Her subjects called her Madame Déficit, and they snickered at the dismal state of affairs in her royal bedroom. Marie Antoinette's death may very well be the most well-known scandal of her life, but what are the other juicy details?